Wagner Butte Trail

#2 of 37 trails in Rogue River National Forest
Wagner Butte Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ashland, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October.

5.2 miles 2180 feet Point to Point
hiking forest views wild flowers wildlife
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Directions from Ashland: Travel west on Highway 66 1.4 miles past the Ashland Ranger Station to Siskiyou Boulevard. Turn right on to Siskiyou Boulevard, and continue for 6 miles to Rapp Road in Talent (Siskiyou Boulevard becomes Highway 99 north). Turn left on to Rapp Road and drive 1 mile to the junction of Wagner Creek Road and then drive 8 miles to the junction with Forest Road # 22. Turn left on to road #22 and continue 2 miles to a large parking area on the right. The trailhead begins to the left of the road.

Ashley Iris
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

No matter if you followed a trail or just pulled over on the highway and made your own it was breathtaking.

Francie Skinner
6 months ago

81 Completed42 Reviews

Hiked this trail 3-30-2014 in the snow. It was amazing. There were times we trudged through snow that was over a foot deep. Some of the time it was snowing. Great rewards at the top with wonderful views. Also hiked this on 7-9-2014 and 5-30-2015.

Kerry Day
1 year ago

12 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike! It's steep - took 3 hours (slow pace) to hike 5.2 miles up and 2 1/2 to get down. Once you get to the top there are some boulders to climb, this is where you get to see the views - which are so worth it!!! Pack a lunch and a lot of water. Had my French bulldog with me and he enjoyed the hike too! Boulders were a little challenging for him but he made it too.

Merle Lyon
1 year ago

47 Completed20 Reviews

beautiful view this time with a couple inches of snow.

Jerred Boles
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike !!!

S Lumbreras
2 years ago

16 Completed14 Reviews

Nancy Goldschmidt
2 years ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

This hike was 10.3 miles roundtrip, fantastic views. When following the directions to get there, the road "Brick Pile Rd/NF-22 was NOT marked, so if traveling up Wagner Creek you will come to a "Y" in the road--go Left and you will end up at the trailhead!! Total cardio workout!!! My friend and I started our hike a little late in the day, so we really had to hike fast to get out of the forest before nightfall-we did it with 8 mins to spare...lol It is well worth going all the way to the top!!!!

Francie Skinner
2 years ago

81 Completed42 Reviews

February 1, 2014. I drove to check out the access to the trailhead for some friends who will be in the area tomorrow. The road had a few spots of frost but was easy to drive. I decided to hike half way up the trail. It took 1 hour and 4 minutes to go 2.5 miles. The 5 miles hike I did took 1 hour and 53 minutes. I had my 2 dogs who had to mark several bushes and trees and I took several pictures on the way up. If the weather continues to be this mild, I plan on doing the entire hike in a couple of weeks. Quite a few people on the trail for February and lots of dogs too!!!

Martin Corder
2 years ago

29 Completed7 Reviews

Very nice work out. Took us 4.5 hours up and 3 hours down... we were not rushing it. Bring Lunch and Plenty of Water! Long incline at start and spectacular view at look out. Great panoramic view of the rogue valley and Northern California. Mt. Shasta, Mt Ashland, Mt McLoughlin, Pilot Rock, Table Rocks, Emigrant Lake. Ashland, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point. Medford Airport. Lots of. Blue Sky, Green Mountains and Beautiful Landscape.

John Koenig
3 years ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Wagner Butte is one of my all time favorite hiking trails. Note that it is 5.2 miles one way or RT distance of 10.4 miles with 2200 ft of elevation gain. The trail starts out in a conifer forest, passes through several wildflower rich wet meadows and then on to sagebrush meadows as well as a mountain mahogany stand. Further on, it winds through an aspen grove, past several springs and ends at an old lookout site with specatular views of the whole Rogue basin, Mt. McLoughlin, Mt. Shasta as well as the Marble Mountains, Red Buttes and Grayback Mountain (another excellent hike). This is Hike #60 in Sullivan's "100 Hikes in Southern Oregon" - 2nd edition. Check it out. You'll particulary love this trail if you're into either wildfowers or a good workout or both.