Whitney Butte Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Whitney Butte Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tulelake, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
6 months ago

Lots of mosquitos. Some breeze but not enough to cool down or blow away bugs. Full sun the entire hike. The trail doesn't actually go to the top of the butte but skirts to the north and west, which was disappointing to me as I wanted to sit in a nice breeze and enjoy a view. But due to Lava Beds being famous for snakes, I didn't want to bushwhack up the thing and risk a snake encounter, so I just reversed direction and headed back quickly to not get eaten alive by the bugs. There were some very pretty wildflowers and several meadowlarks.

hiking
Thursday, December 01, 2016