The Cougar Butte Trail features Cow Horn Arch, a natural rock formation located near the trailhead at the intersection of Road #68 and Road #6800-500.
Excellent vistas of the Jackson Creek drainage and views extending to Northern California are featured along this high country trail leading to the Rogue-Umpqua Divide. The trail winds through large open alpine meadows full of wildflowers and along the tops of ridges with unusual rock formations. The trail terminates on the old road to Abbott Butte Lookout and the Rogue Umpqua Divide Trail #1470. The old lookout is standing, but it's unsafe for climbing up into the building.
Springs are located at Paradise Camp, Cow Camp, and along the road leading to Abbott Butte Lookout.
Directions: From Tiller, Travel northeast on County Road #46 to Jackson Creek Road #29. Follow 29 east to Road #68 (old #30) just past Cover Campground. Follow Road 68 southeast to Road #6800-500. The trailhead lies on Road #68 just beyond this intersection, approximately 25 miles from Tiller.
Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet
Distance: 6.3 miles
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