Cloverdale FD to 3 Creeks Butte

Total Miles


1,688.54 ft


1.25 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Looking for the ultimate scenic view to enjoy a picnic and cold beverage? Would also make an epic "big moment" site with unmatched views of 3 Sisters, Broken Top, and most of the valley below. Things to consider before going: 1. Part of this trail passes through private property so be sure to check signage to make sure they are allowing access, generally, the only time they restrict is if there is a high fire risk. 2. You do need a permit for the forestry land, it's only $30 for the year. 3. The trails get tight in some parts, with bush contact likely on full-width SUVs or larger. I ran this trail in a full-size Bronco Badlands, and some spots are unavoidable. Once you are loaded up, make your way to the trailhead!


This is a fairly easy trail for a vehicle with large enough ground clearance(30" tires or larger). If you are trying to do this in a lower vehicle(say stock Subaru), its still possible with some finesse in your driving.

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Status Reports

Donald Kenyon
Sep 27, 2023
Kyle Claggett
Sep 09, 2023
Temporarily Closed
Posted Sign
Fire Danger

Access Description

Start out at a turnoff near the Cloverdale Fire Department. The final ascent up the Butte is sharp shale type rocks so be careful of your sidewalls.

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