Butte Lake to Snag Lake loop

MODERATE 1 reviews

Butte Lake to Snag Lake loop is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westwood, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,034 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

21 days ago

one my all time favorite hikes.. top 5 easy ... start early take your time , pack lunch , snacks plenty water ... I recommend starting out on the cinder cone trail , hike the cone first gives u a great view of your hike to come , and gets the blood pumping lol .. rest is for most part easy miles , rolls along the volcanic edge then , around snag lake , great lunch spot , and swim .. then u leave snag and trail climbs some small hills of awesome pine forests , likely see or hear bear , I always do .. then u slowly drop dwn to butte lake , where the trail again lazily follows the waters edge , by time your feeling the miles your rounding the head of butte lake and u knw your almost back ... great mix of beauty , scenery , wildlife and that happy tired feeling after a long day .. well enjoyed