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China Hat
China Hat is located in Oregon
China Hat
China Hat
Location in Oregon
Highest point
Elevation 6,573
Location Deschutes, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS China Hat
Age of rock 6.3 - 7.4 Ma
Mountain type Pyroclastic cone
Volcanic arc Cascade Volcanic Arc

China Hat is a volcanic butte on the southeastern flank of Newberry Volcano in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is a rhyolitic dome dating from the age of the Middle Pleistocene. Both China Hat and nearby East Butte are covered by Mazama Ash and Newberry Ash.

China Hat Road, named after the butte, starts in Bend and heads to Fort Rock. The road is a hotspot for law enforcement. China Hat Campground is a campground located near China Hat butte along this road.

The butte was named for its similarity in appearance, when viewed from Fort Rock, to the Asian conical hat worn by Chinese immigrant laborers.

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