Butano Trail Camp - Route I
11.4 miles     1900 ft
15 Dec 2012
Summary

Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.

Location: Butano State Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Acceptable quality map but does not have mileage information of diferent trail sections.

» Redwood Hikes Map for Butano: An awesome map by Dave Baselt. Thanks, Dave! This map also shows the 1.7 mile long Candleabra Trail, which is missing in the official trail map.

» Redwood Hikes Map: Bay Area Trail Map: Saratoga to Big Basin, First edition, 2010. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring many parks in this area. Highly recommended for avid hikers.

Route

Route in brief: From the parking lot behind entrance kiosk, follow Jackson Flats Trail (0.8 miles) → left on Mill Ox Trail (0.2 miles) → right on Butano Fire Road (1.8 miles) to reach an intersection with Jackson Flats Trail. Continue along Butano Fire Road (2.5 miles) to reach Trail Camp. Turn right to go through Trail Camp (0.1 miles) → right on Indian Trail (0.7 miles) → right on Canyon Trail (2.7 miles) → left on Jackson Flats Trail (1.6 miles) → left on Mill Ox Trail (0.3 miles) to reach a paved road. Cross over and follow Olmo Fire Road, then turn right onto Six Bridges Trail (0.7 miles) to return to the entrance kiosk.

Notes: In Dec 2012, the western section of Jackson Flats Trail presented many obstacles. A storm had felled many trees. All other trails were in excellent condition. Jackson Flats Trail goes through a forest, completely shaded. Canyon Trail goes through a combination of forest cover and valley views.

Trailhead

Location: 1500 Cloverdale Road, Pescadero, CA 94060 . Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $10 per vehicle (last visited: Nov 2010)

Capacity: About a dozen cars.

Latitude: 37.201783     Longitude: -122.339287

Jackson Flats Trail

Forested trail through redwoods.

Full photo album — 15 December 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Ray Linder Memorial - Route I.
Canyon Trail

Through thick forests, creek crossings and sometimes offers panoramic valley views.

Full photo album — 15 December 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Ray Linder Memorial - Route I.
Nature

Full photo album — 15 December 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Ray Linder Memorial - Route I.
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