Friends of Black Butte Trail




About Us

The Friends of Black Butte Trail is a diverse aggregate of Sisters area residents, landowners and organizations, with the goal of helping with the planning and construction of a paved path in natural US Forest Service terrain, to connect Sisters area communities.



The Sisters Community Vision Statement, 2010, (page 2-1) below, articulates a vision for the City of Sisters as a bicycle and walk friendly community. We therefore believe that the paved trail is simply an extension of the City of Sisters' values:


We have a modern western community that honors and preserves its history. Sisters is a safe community with an authentic village atmosphere and a variety of public gathering places that invites walking and cycling. We especially support our youth and elders and provide services for all. We have a belief in all aspects of education and the presence of community institutions that foster individual and community growth. We create our future through a strong planning process that protects the town character, encourages environmental sustainability, and defines future development including housing options for all citizens. The surrounding natural environment provides a spectacular setting for the community, and there are strong connections to it for personal, social, and economic purposes. We have a strong tourism economy because of this beauty. But we are also a diversified entrepreneurial economy that includes arts and culture, light industry, natural resource-based businesses and small retail. This economy especially supports locally conceived and owned businesses that provide a wide variety of year-round family wage jobs.

Highly developed local leadership and an active and informed citizenry make Sisters a fine example of community self-sufficiency and grassroots democracy.



Come back to visit, and visit often. Our effort is just getting started.