Butano Fire Road
ElevationAscent: 2,069' 631 m
Descent: -334' -102 m
High: 1,897' 578 m
Low: 162' 49 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“This long fire road runs from Cloverdale Road to the Butano State Park boundary.”— Miguel Vieira
As you work your way away from the coast, you enter a forest of Douglas-fir and redwoods. There is a view at the junction with the Jackson Flats Trail, which runs to the south.
Continue climbing. The road turns east and passes an abandoned runway.
Descend into a grove of old-growth redwoods. Pass by Butano Trail Camp and the intersection with the Indian Trail.
Climb again and pass the intersection with Olmo Fire Road. Two miles farther on, the road reaches the Butano State Park boundary.
From the park boundary, the road continues through the private property of Gazos Tree Farm to Big Basin State Park, but a no-trespassing sign indicates that this section is off-limits.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - Butano State Park