Little Butano Creek Trail - Route I
4.3 miles     500 ft
28 Nov 2010

Awesome hike along Little Butano Creek Trail that meanders next to Little Butano Creek for about two miles.

Location: Butano State Park

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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 in brief: From the parking lot near entrance kiosk, look for Six Bridges Trail. Follow Six Bridges Trail (0.7 miles) → turn left on Olmo Fire Road to reach a paved road. Turn right along the paved road and look for Little Butano Creek Trail on the left. Follow Little Butano Creek Trail (1.4 miles) to reach a bridge over the creek. Cross the bridge and continue along Little Butano Creek Trail (0.6 miles) → turn left on Goat Hill Trail, then right on an unknown trail going to Ben Ries Campground (0.5 miles). Cut through the campground and look for Six Bridges Trail (0.4 miles), which reaches an intersection with Olmo Fire Road. Continue along Six Bridges Trail (0.7 miles) to return to the entrance kiosk.

Notes: Little Butano Creek Trail is one of the best trails in the park, meandering next to Butano Creek.


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

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