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Salmon Butte

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View to Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams from Salmon Butte (bobcat)

Description

Salmon Butte is a 4,877' peak in the heart of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The lookout here was decommissioned long ago, but the lookout road leading in from Abbot Road can still be used as a hiking trail.

The summit area offer views to the south of Olallie Butte, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, and the Three Sisters. To the north, get a full-on view across Devil's Peak of Mount Hood as well as Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, and Mount Saint Helens. Views west take in the long ridge of Salmon Mountain and looking east you can see up the pristine valleys of Copper Creek and the Salmon River. Wildflowers blooming here in late spring include bear-grass, penstemon, paintbrush, lupine, rainiera, wallflower, and columbine.

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