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Frog Lake Butte Trail starts or ends at the top of Frog Lake Butte, where on a clear day there are spectacular views of Mount Hood and the surrounding mountains and valleys. The trail is downhill all the way, with some very steep sections toward the top of the butte that are 25-35% grade for 50-100 yard lengths. Most of the trail is 10-15% grade with some level stretches. The trail passes through old growth forests and offers some nice views through the trees of Mt Hood and the surrounding area. About 1/8 mile of the trail is along a steep mountainside where the tread is only 6-8′ wide. Most of the tread is dirt with the exposed roots and occasional rocky areas. The trail is easy to follow.

Directions: From Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 to Frog Lake Sno-Park (4.5 miles south of the junction of Highways 26 and 35). Hike north on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail for one mile to the junction with Twin Lakes Trail #495. Hike this trail for 3/4 mile to the junction with the Frog Lake Butte trail at the Lower Twin Lakes.

Seasonal Access: Normally Accessible: Spring-Fall

Facility Type: Trail

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