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Butano Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Butano Ridge Loop Trail is a 16.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Loma Mar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 16.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,339 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

Please note: Old Haul Road is open but subject to periodic, temporary closures dependent on weather conditions. A long day's hike through some beautiful redwood and mixed forest areas. A lengthy hike on a variety of terrain in a lesser-known trail in Pescadero Creek County Park. Park at the small lot on Wurr Road and enjoy the hike on Old Haul Road, then up and along Butano Ridge, then down again. It's a significant climb up to the ridge, but well-worth it for physically fit hikers. (Sorry, no bicycles allowed)

11 months ago

I went with a meet up group first time. Leader was super knowledgeable of the off trails which ultimately let back to the loop. beautiful trees, loads of ferns, just awesomest trail for the day. loved it.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

As of mid-March 2018, Old Haul road was closed only a mile and a half into this hike, so I instead wandered around the other trails within the Pescadero Creek Park for 16 miles. There weren’t any views, but there were some nice big redwoods and the trails were well marked.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Was planning to do this hike with our dog, but, be warned, the info on this site that dogs on leash are allowed is incorrect. No dogs are allowed in Pescadero Creek County Park.

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Couldn't believe we didn't see a soul using this beautiful trail after a mile in - on a Sunday afternoon. Remote and peaceful!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Really enjoyable trail with great views of the coast and hills. It seems more wild and remote than it is. There's a trail camp about half way (if you are doing this as a loop).

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