Deception Butte

Although a much longer route for hikers begins near the Ranger Station, for those who would rather spend time botanizing than hiking, there is a very short—though still steep—route to the top of this relatively low elevation mountain. A very large, steep, rocky open area can be found by heading a few hundreds yards down and to the south from the end of the official trail. The view is fabulous, and the flowers are great, if only for a relatively short season.


Trail: 0.8 mile round trip (3250–3580′)
Location: eastern Lane County; Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District
USGS Map: Holland Point, Westfir West; T21S.R2E.S16
Habitats: forest, rocky meadow, cliff, seep
Bloom: May to June


To upper trailhead: Head east on Hwy 58 past Dexter approximately 16 miles. Turn right onto Krueger Rock Road 5847 (by Shady Dell Campground) between mile posts 28 and 29. After 4.5 miles go left onto Road 549. Follow this for 3.2 miles to a trailhead and pulloff on the left.

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