Black Butte is a Wonderful Central Oregon Hike
By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Great Workout and Great Views Black Butte is an iconic landmark just outside Sisters Oregon and over the years has also been a fire lookout. Today it is a terrific hike climbing 1600 feet in just under 2 miles. When hiked Black Butte on May 8, 2021, the weather was cloudy and cool, but the trail was free from snow until just before the top of the butte. To access the trail head, travel west on Highway 22 five miles past Sisters until you reach the Indian Ford Campground exit (milepost 95). Travel on paved Forest Road 11 until you reach unpaved Forest Road 1110. Travel on 1110 just under six miles to the trailhead (the last mile is quite narrow and rough). The trail head requires a forest pass and the parking area can fill up early. The path to the top of the Butte is well maintained a...