Upper Butte Loop Trail

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Length
11.8 miles
Elevation
1903'
Rating
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Trail Reports

  • Robert Rekward December 5, 2016 at 8:00 amHiked about half of this trail on the weekend (should have been on my fatbike). Would be awesome on a fatbike. Mix of ridable snow and hero dirt.
  • Alex Bartels August 4, 2016 at 5:37 pmRiding fairly poorly due to dust. Rode clockwise from the highway starting at LBL and up to Upper Butte. Deadfall has been cleared for the most part but due to lack of precip in recent weeks I encountered substantial deep powdery dirt. Trail is also washed out in several places with lots of loose rock throughout. Switchbacks on Northern side of Butte are in some places crumbly and you should be cautious around the edges. This trail will need several days of good rain to become more enjoyable.
 

Trail Description

The Upper Butte Loop is accessible from the Lower Butte Loop and provides a challenging 13 mile ride around Black Butte. The trail travels through old growth ponderosa pine and mixed conifer as it circles the butte. When you approach the west and northwest sides, the ponderosa will give way to mixed conifer and sub-alpine vegetation. Occasional openings in the forest canopy will provide spectacular view of the Cascades.

Above description from the Sisters Country Trail Guide

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Trail Reports » Upper Butte Loop

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  1. Hiked about half of this trail on the weekend (should have been on my fatbike). Would be awesome on a fatbike. Mix of ridable snow and hero dirt.

  2. Alex Bartels says:

    Riding fairly poorly due to dust. Rode clockwise from the highway starting at LBL and up to Upper Butte. Deadfall has been cleared for the most part but due to lack of precip in recent weeks I encountered substantial deep powdery dirt. Trail is also washed out in several places with lots of loose rock throughout. Switchbacks on Northern side of Butte are in some places crumbly and you should be cautious around the edges. This trail will need several days of good rain to become more enjoyable.

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