Hike of the month:
📍Deception Creek & Butte
Mileage: 3.5 miles round trip w/ 395 ft. elevation gain (to creek crossing and lower viewpoint)
9.2 miles round trip w/ 2,650 ft. elevation gain (to Deception Butte summit)
Difficulty: Easy to difficult
General location: 4.8 miles west of Oakridge - Willamette National Forest
Permits required: N/A
Trail allows: Dogs
The Deception Butte Trail is one of the prettiest trails and one of Hike Oregon's favorites! The trail along the creek takes you through a stunning mossy, lush, green forest where in the fall the autumn colors glow yellow and in the spring there are abundant wildflowers. Then steep switchbacks take you up to Deception Butte where you can see the layers of green hills that surround Oakridge, and a beautiful view of Diamond Peak.
Check this out:
⚠️NEW Hike Oregon guidebook!
You can now order your copy of the brand new and the first of many booklets - Hike Oregon's Favorites Near Yachats, Florence & Reedsport - 10 Awesome Hikes Within 1 Hour of Town!
Just like my other hiking guidebooks, each hike write-up features a topographical map with a scannable QR code so you can have the map on your phone, color pictures, detailed driving directions to the hike from Yachats, Florence or Reedsport, and in the back of the booklet I include my favorite eateries, breweries, and coffee shops in town as well.
If you don't want/need a physical copy of this booklet, you can purchase the PDF to have on your phone or computer.
What trails are currently accessible:
With the wildfire devastation that occurred in Oregon in September 2020, and from the fires from 2021, 2022 and 2023, it can be difficult to know what trails are open and accessible for hiking.
Check out what Hike Oregon trails and roads are currently accessible:
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