Hike: Butano State Park

• Description: A moderate hike, 11 miles long, with 1200 feet elevation gain. Views of Old Growth Redwoods, the Pacific, and Big Basin Park.

• Route: Starting at the entry kiosk, we ascend the steep Ano Nuevo trail. Go through the forest on the Goat Hill and Doe Ridge trails, to a lunch stop. Continue on the Indian Trail and up to Trail Camp. Take the Butano Fire Road up a little ways to the landing strip, with nice views. Continue downhill to the Jackson Flats trail and back to the kiosk.

• Restrooms: Near the entry kiosk.

• Exposure:  Mostly shade, with sun on the fire roads in the middle of the hike.

• What to Bring: Water, lunch, hiking poles if it is muddy, an extra layer, money for gas and park fees, and a park pass if you have one.

• Duration: Hiking 5 hours, lunch 1/2 hour, driving (round trip) from Santa Cruz 1-1/2 hours, total 7 hours. Back before 4:30 pm.

Phone me if you have any questions. Leader: Allan Neymark, 831,457,2505.

More Monterey Bay Sierra Club hikes: http://ventana.sierraclub.org/schedule


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  • Veronica

    Thanks Allan for organizing the hike. Loved it.

    October 13, 2013

  • Anita

    A fabulous day all around! Weather could NOT have been better, good strenuous hike with lots of natural beauty! Thanks, Allan!

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good time of year Allan for that Western Ridge. Just done too many trips to the field recently. Weather looks ideal. Also CNPS sale that morning at arboretum.

    October 11, 2013

  • Mark and Carol T.

    Is this like the Skyline to Sea Trail, except further north (i.e. hike from/thru the mountains to the sea)?

    October 6, 2013

    • Allan N

      This hike is a loop, in the hills, with an ocean view.

      October 7, 2013

  • Carol F.

    I can send you all good energy:):)I'm not quite up to keeping up. Having some heart issues:( Thanks for your encouragement, Allan and for planning this beautiful hike!

    September 25, 2013

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