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Buttermilk Bend Trail

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 140' 43 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 697' 213 m
Low: 594' 181 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

An easy riverside trail with bold wildflower displays in the spring

Eric Ashley

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

The parking fee at South Yuba River State Park is $5 daily or free with an annual pass.

Runner Notes

This trail makes for a great run that benefits from beautiful surroundings and cooler temperatures due to the river.

Description

This smooth trail gently hugs the hillside adjacent to the South Yuba River. The undemanding tread allows runners to focus on the beautiful backdrop provided by the river and terrain. In the spring, the surrounding hillsides erupt in a display of bright wildflowers.

The South Yuba River Park Association offers guided tours on the Buttermilk Bend Trail in the spring. Visit their events page to find out more by clicking here.

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Lupines are out in April at Buttermilk Bend.
Apr 14, 2018 near Lake Wi…, CA

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