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San Jose, California
August 19, 2017
Butano
State Park


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August 19, 2017
Butano State Park

The Place

Created in 1956 as part of an effort to save old-growth redwood, Butano is open and suitable for hiking year round. It abounds with redwood groves, lush streams and panoramic vistas of the nearby coastline. In spite of its pristine beauty, because of the difficulty in getting there from the Bay Area, Butano remains one of the least visited parks on the peninsula. We will meet at Mill Ox Trail (small parking lot, so please carpool!) walk up a little past the campground and take Goat Hill to Doe Ridge, to Olmo Fire Rd. where we will have our meeting, less than halfway through the hike. Then Olmo to Indian Trail,to Canyon Trail, Jackson Flats and then down Mill Ox to our parking spot.


Getting There
Go North on 280 to Sand Hill, W on Sand Hill to SR-84, W on 84 to Coast Hwy (1). S on 1 for 12.5 miles, Left on Gazos Creek. Bear left onto Cloverdale and turn right into the park. There are two small parking areas, one at the entrance and one at the picnic area, drive past these and find us at the Mill Ox Trailhead. Try to Carpool! Drive time est. 1 hour 15 mins. Parking is $10. No Dogs Allowed

Walking the Walk
The trails are Jackson Flats to Canyon to Indian to Doe Ridge to Goat Hill to campfire center. Going back Butano Creek trail to Six Bridges.


Level 4 Hard - Miles 11 - Elevation Change - 1700'
Host: Melody K.
This hike will take us through the beautiful redwoods to a ridge and back to the campfire center, where we will have our meeting.

Know Before You Go

This park is made up of mostly redwoods and creeks, so the climate can be chilly, even in summer, so dress appropriately (layers). Bring adequate water. No dogs on trails.

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