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Whitney Butte Trail

MODERATE 5 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: 449 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching




no dogs

2 months ago

Great hike. Wonderful views of Mt. Shasta and various bluffs and caldera. A special treat at the end of the trail is a wonderful, vast lava bed. Plenty of Junipers to find a shady rest spot. Good walking surface most of the way.

Friday, June 02, 2017

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.

2 months ago

4 months ago

Thursday, December 01, 2016

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