6.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Foley Butte is on the western edge of the Ochocos, east of Madras. Access is very limited because of the amount of private land in this area. There is no trail, I mostly walked on logging roads, but found some old ones that cut throught he forest. The summit ridge has big ponderosa pines and a park like setting, full of wildflowers. It has an ODF lookout tower, and I was surprised to find it already staffed. The fire lookout allowed me to come up and visit where he was keeping an eye on a grass fire near Prineville. I found alot of big agates on the walk in.