Black Butte Lake Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Black Butte Lake Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orland, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

Had a fun hike up Black Butte today. A little chilly, but it warmed up just enough. Black Butte Lake was shimmering and the view from the top overlooking the lake and nearby mountains was worth it! There’s a map at the beginning of the trail, I’d take a photo. I used mine as a reference a few time since the trail at times can be elusive. I hiked from the observation point, across the paved overlook, down a gravel road and over onto the osprey trail which goes to the top of Black Butte. Most of the trail is over grassy/rocky hills so look for the paths in the grass that have been trodden down. I also used the AllTrails map as reference too making sure my gps matched the recorded trail. The cows in the neighboring field provided some company as you could hear them mooing from a distance. I will definitely be coming back and exploring more of the trail. It’s a nice hidden gem.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail! View from the top is awesome! Took two 10 year old boys and they did great. Mostly easy hike only a few moderate climbs.

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