Add to My Oregon Road Trip

Just about any place you find on can be added to your own Oregon Roadtrippers Account. Find out how.

Get on the road with Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers Logo

We’ve partnered with Roadtrippers to provide a great way to plan a trip around Oregon. So start planning your next road trip to here, there or pretty much anywhere in Oregon.

The Garwood Butte Trail offers access to Garwood Butte Lookout. It begins with a gentle climb and becomes steep and rocky with narrow switchbacks and protruding rocks. At .4 miles up the trail, Mt. Bailey is visible through the trees. At 1 mile the trail gets steep and rocky (gains 1,000 feet in elevation in 1.5 miles) and the Crater Lake Rim can be seen to the southeast. The footing is difficult on the last few feet of the climb. The lookout at the end of the trail features excellent views of Old Man Camp, Bear Creek, Mt. Bailey and the Crater Lake Rim.

Once named Bear Butte, the lookout was built in 1942 using the L-4 cab design. The butte and the lookout were renamed Garwood for Leroy Garwood, a one time District Ranger on the Diamond Lake Ranger District who died in 1944. Caution is recommended near the lookout as the structure is in poor condition.

This trail is a challenge for experienced mountain bikers.

What’s around here? Location & Nearby Things to See & Do

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Flag as Incorrect

Is any of the information on this page incorrect?

Sign up for the Outdoors Newsletter

Outdoor news is the insider’s guide to Oregon’s outside. We deliver the scoop on hidden hiking trails, backroad and backcountry biking, pristine rivers, and powdery slopes. (delivered odd-numbered months)

Win a Pendleton Blanket


Subscribe to the Travel Oregon email newsletter and be entered to win a commemorative Crater Lake Pendleton Blanket.

Click here for terms and conditions.

You're almost there!
Click the link in the email we just sent you to confirm your subscription.

Hmm, something went wrong, please try later.