Crater Butte Trail #44
ElevationAscent: 2,276' 694 m
Descent: -936' -285 m
High: 6,550' 1,996 m
Low: 4,855' 1,480 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“This trail connects Whitefish Creek Trail #42 with the PCT.”— Steve Jackson
Take the Crater Butte Trail west towards the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). You'll get views along the way of Diamond Peak. Just over halfway through the trail, you'll intersect with the Whitefish Creek Trail #42. Continue on your route to the west, or branch off on another adventure here!
The trail continues for another 3 miles or so, eventually ending at an intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Maps and trail signs are a little lacking so be prepared to travel cross-country and use a map and compass. Also, mosquitoes were horrible during this July trip so plan to bring repellant and protective clothing. We saw no one on this trail.
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Photos, Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed
Land Manager: USFS - Deschutes National Forest Office
Oct 15, 2019: Prescribed Fire Ignition Today Near Crescent, Ore.
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