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Butano Creek Trail

EASY 29 reviews
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Butano Creek Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Pescadero, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 347 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

river

no dogs

Little Butano Creek trail takes you alongside Little Butano Creek. Expect to see newts and banana slugs on this trail. Explore the beauty of what Butano State Park has to offer with this easy loop trail.

hiking
muddy
washed out
21 days ago

about half way in on either side it says that it is washed out & hiking further isn't advised. I went anyway and it wasn't bad at all. sooooo BEAUTIFUL

hiking
washed out
28 days ago

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muddy
scramble
4 months ago

Very fun and unexpectedly adventurous! Definitely not "a nice stroll along the creek"! The trail had a lot more up and down than expected. Many downed trees had completely taken out the path, leaving craters in its stead or having us scramble over or under roots, trunks and branches. After recent rains, the creek was so full that crossing it meant wet feet or boots even with those little floating bridges. Also, it wasn't that easy to find the route going counterclockwise, before getting dow to the creek. Keep your eyes peeled for the cute little newts - we counted some 22 of them, and at least 231 banana slugs. Even the fire roads are enjoyable in this state park, which pleasantly surprised me with its almost primal nature. Felt like being somewhere remote in the Pacific Northwest! Overall, very enjoyable if you are up for a little adventure, at least this time of the year!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice shady walk through the woods alongside a creek. There were lots of banana slugs since it had just rained. There were a few small creek crossings.

walking
Monday, July 09, 2018

hiking
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Tons of banana slugs some up hill & climbing over & under trees. 3 miles total. Was a nice hike with our 5 year olds, 2 year old needed a good amount of carrying.

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

The last part of hike is on the road.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Easy hike for the family with plenty of cover free m the summer sun. kids found over 60 banana slugs. Also a very well maintained trail.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Loved this hike. Was able to do this hike with my 18 month old son. Beautiful. Very much plan to do this hike again

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recorded Recording - Aug 07, 5:16 PM

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