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Pigeon Butte

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Pigeon Butte, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge (bobcat)


Pigeon Butte is a low volcanic prominence in the southern section of the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge. The summit of the butte is crowned by an oak forest that blooms with violet, prairie star, candy flower and iris in the spring. Although there is a grove of fairly large oaks at the crest of the butte, views extend from Marys Peak to the west, south across the fields and low hills of the eastern foothills of the Coast Range, and east to the Cascades. Poison oak abounds in the oak woods here.

The butte is named for the band-tailed pigeons that flock to a mineral springs on the south side of the butte. There are also two rock quarries on this side of the butte. The summit area is accessed by one of the quarry tracks and an short loop can be made through the oaks (and poison oak) down to reconnect with the track.

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