Sutter Buttes Trails

MODERATE 3 reviews

Sutter Buttes Trails is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Sutter, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

4.4 miles 1522 feet Out & Back


allow people to hike only :Spring,Autumn

9 months ago

Great hike and wonderful history. Well worth the price, as one reviewer said, it is private land, although having talked with an owner I learned that they used to allow people to go hike, picnic and enjoy the lands but stopped when visitors started leaving messes behind , gates open, etc.
all it takes is one or two bad apples to ruin it for everyone.

1 year ago

This is all private lands. Local landowners do not want to cooperate with the existing state of California park that is in the area. Local good ol boys and the political peeps who back them. Sad.

5 years ago

Nearly all private land--generally you have to pay to hike. Contact the Middle Mountain Foundation who works to educate about the fragile ecosystems and mitigate the forces that want to develop the Sutter Buttes as real estate/ housing. Most of the land consists of private ranches and you most likely will encounter cattle or sheep on your hikes. The Middle Mountain Foundation leads hikes nearly all year except the fire season.

Hikes vary--some are for Native American lore, others for photographers, there moonlight hikes and nature hikes. If you love geology and nature this can be a good hike depending upon your leader (s). I have hiked here twice

The Yuba County Historical Society also occasionally leads special hikes.

Some hikes are quite strenuous for example peak to peak in one day or the Buttes transect. Most hikes are rated as moderate.