The first mile of this trail is open to hiking, horseback and motorized vehicles during portions of the year. Other times it is open only to hiking and horseback. Call the district office to find out the designation before you drive up the trail.
From Tupper Butte, the view is great to the south and west. The trail offers an opportunity to view both elk and deer, as well as other kinds of wildlife. Along the trail there are excellent views of Madison Butte, Mt. Hood and Mount Adams on a clear day.
Madison Butte Lookout is accessible just one mile east of where the trails end. From the Butte there is a wonderful view in all directions. There are numerous places for camping along the trail. Near the north end of the trail is Bottle Springs, where water is available for stock.
Directions: From Heppner, Follow State Highway 207 south for about 26 miles to Anson Wright County Park. At the corner turn left on County Road 670 and continue until it turns into FS Road 22. Turn left on FS Road 2119 and follow it for approximately 3 miles to FS Road 21; turn left. Continue past the cattle guard and just before Tupper Work Center is a dirt road on the left.
Elevation: 4,300 feet
Ending Elevation: 5,100 feet
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Distance: 3 miles
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