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Songer Butte Trail

Intermediate
 3.2 (5)

A trail along Songer Butte with giant boulders and a stunning 360 degree view.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

94%

Runnable

2,396' 730 m

High

2,252' 686 m

Low

279' 85 m

Up

274' 83 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Starting at the Greensprings Spur Road parking lot (which has a restroom), the trail begins uphill from behind the restroom. It's about 1.3 miles to the top of small butte. You can continue on past the butte another 1.5 to Songer Wayside (which also has a restroom).

There is no official signage and the trail can be indistinct at times. As of early 2020, the most distinct (used) trail has been completely cleared of brush and poison oak. Its route on the east side of the butte is presently marked with plastic flags to keep you away from intruding on private property.

You can loop back to the Greensprings Spur parking lot from the Songer Wayside without having to walk along Highway 66. From the wayside, cross Highway 66 and look for an old road blocked by a gate (you can see it from the wayside). Follow this old road (an abandoned section of Highway 66) for a short distance to where it returns to Highway 66. Cross the highway and follow Old Greensprings Highway road back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

I have seen osprey, owl, turkeys, deer, herons, hawks, bluebirds, etc.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jimm Meissner with improvements by Bruce Hope

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  3.2 from 5 votes

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#732

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Photos

Giant boulders on top of Little Songer Butte
Nov 7, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Little Songer Butte view
Nov 7, 2018 near Ashland, OR
View of NE side of Emigrant Lake and Pilot Rock
Nov 7, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Butte at end of peninsula at Emigrant Lake.
Nov 7, 2018 near Ashland, OR
View from Little Songer Butte.
Nov 7, 2018 near Ashland, OR
Trail at Emigrant Lake.
Nov 7, 2018 near Ashland, OR

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Nov 10, 2019
Caden Gallagher
out and back 4.7mi