19. Beatys Butte Summit (Beatys Butte Unit)
Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 135.
What to Expect: A relatively easy climb to one of most promi- nent points in southeast Oregon, with commanding views in all directions
Distance: 6.4 miles round trip
Elevation Range: 5,300-7,918 feet
Drinking Water: No
Best Times: Late spring, summer, fall
USGS 7.5' Map: Beatys Butte
Oregon Map Starting Point: Adel
Approximately 25 miles east of Adel (0.4 mile east of milepost 53) is a stop sign, just before OR 140 turns south and steeply upward. Go north on the Beatys Butte Road approximately 29 miles to the turnoff to Willow Spring. A house trailer marks the spot. Backtrack 0.3 mile and park on public land. Beatys Butte stands before you 3.2 miles to the south-southeast. The north side of Beatys Butte is a checkerboard ownership of public and private land (so please he extra respectful). The latter is not posted as of this writing.
Return as you came.