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Stein Butte Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,445' 745 m
Descent: -374' -114 m
High: 4,378' 1,334 m
Low: 1,995' 608 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Peter Carse

A good climb up scenic ridgeline to an outstanding summit and a rewarding descent.

Peter Carse

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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This is a straightforward ascent to the summit of Stein Butte, former site of a fire lookout tower. The climbing is steady but never too steep as far as the junction with the final short (few hundred yards) spur to the summit. After enjoying the 360-degree panorama, you can choose to descend the way you just came up, make a loop by going down the New London Trail, or explore the trail as it continues further east along the Elliott Creek Ridge.

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Sep 11, 2014
Peter Carse
Up Stein Butte, then east on Elliott Ridge trail to Summit Lake trail, down past Squaw Lakes, then Payette Trail along Applegate Lake back to car. 25mi

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in Oregon

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View to the southwest into the Red Buttes Wilderness from the summit of Stein Butte.
Jun 17, 2014 near Williams, OR

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