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Rocky Butte Lookout Site

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Remnants of the ladder ascending to the crow's nest lookout, Rocky Butte (bobcat)

Description

The lookout here, constructed in 1929, was a crow’s nest atop a 60-foot ponderosa pine. A couple of guy cables are still attached to the tree, and the upper part of the access ladder can be seen as well as a few planks from the crow’s nest itself.

Walking out to the viewpoint through a carpet of pinemat manzanita, you can see north to Mount Hood and get a commanding view over the Pine Creek and Badger Creek valleys to the entire Divide Ridge, from Lookout Mountain to Flag Point and Gordon Butte. The dry expanses of central Oregon agricultural lands reced into the distance beyond the valley of the Deschutes River. Look for a 1924 Forest Service benchmark on the rocks.

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