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South Butano Trail and Jackson Flats Trail Loop

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Butano State Park

South Butano Trail and Jackson Flats Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pescadero, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 1,013 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Alan Schwartz
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My recording is for one way. Day fee is $10. Started at the Visitor center near the front gate. I did this hike clockwise, i.e., out Butano fire road and back on Jackson Flats. In retrospect, I would recommend this direction.The Butano Fire trail is not too interesting. It is mostly shaded. Not much view as far as I went. The Jackson Flats trials was very nice. Wide open spacing of majestic redwoods. Tall and wide. I was told this is a second or third growth forrest. The trees were awesome. You get to see them up close and think about what they must have witnessed in their long lives. The trail composition is good. some roots and rocks but nothing difficult. There are lots of downed trees which make good balance beams for practice including some crossing streams. Not to many wild flowers. Nice overhead canopy for shade making even a sunny day comfortable. Pleasant stroll in the woods. Almost no one on the trail. PS: lots of poison oak/ivy on trail

Ceci Coon-Asborno
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Great trail! We started at the visitor center on Jackson and went up to Butano trail. Nice and shady for most of the hike. Butano is a fire trail, lots of room but not a lot of shade. Nice view of the Pacific Ocean at the top. Day parking is $10

Grace Howard
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This was stunning. I was hoping for some more tree shade, but I thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous views of the mountains and ocean. I saw 16 banana slugs and very few humans.

Rachel KV
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This was my first “real” hike in NorCal. It’s hard to do when you have let yourself go, however the views are worth it. It’s a beautiful trail.

Claire Sharifi
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PC Dubb
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Emily Sims
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Miranda Holsted
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Maria Fox
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Isaac Suttell
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Paul Bennett
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Carsten Kristensen
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Luke Zheng
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Adam Brainerd
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Jason Wellcome
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Mark Allen
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Arezoo Razavizadeh
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Jeff Lazarus
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Douglas Monsalud
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Edward Fisher
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Pattt Domenickine
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Jim Tooley
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Etai Markowski
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Tuo Ma
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John D.
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Kim ber
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