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Gray Butte Trail #852

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6.4 mile 10.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 663' 202 m
Descent: -858' -262 m
High: 4,266' 1,300 m
Low: 3,593' 1,095 m

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Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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This trail goes from McCoin Orchard to briefly join Cole Loop Trail #854, then heads to Smith Rock State Park.

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The Gray Butte access road is closed September 31 to March 31.

Description

The Gray Butte Trailhead is located in the southern portion of the Crooked River National Grassland, just south of Forest Service Road 57 and less than a quarter mile east of the intersection of Forest Service Road 57 and Forest Service Road 57-500. It's near the old McCoin homestead and orchard.

From the orchard, head west on Gray Butte Trail #852. After almost a mile the trail turns south, passing along the base of Gray Butte. In 2.7 miles, Gray Butte Trail #852 joins Cole Loop Trail # 854 to head southeast for about a mile. Where Cole Loop Trail # 854 splits off, take a right to stay on Gray Butte Trail #852, which continues south before making a sharp turn west.

The trail continues southwest, entering Deschutes County and BLM land at about 4.8 miles. As the trail continues south, you'll have nice views of Smith Rock and the cascade mountains. The trail ends at the junction with Burma Road and Summit Trail.

Flora & Fauna

You travel through Western juniper, sage, and grass communities. Indian paintbrush can be found on the trail.

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Gray Butte
Jan 4, 2018 near Terrebonne, OR
Gray Butte
Jan 4, 2018 near Terrebonne, OR
Making the way up Burma Road.
May 27, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR

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