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Little Butte Trail

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The shorter trail through Joshua Trees at Saddleback Butte State Park.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

98%

Runnable

2,863' 873 m

High

2,677' 816 m

Low

206' 63 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Description

From the north parking lot you'll find the trail by the picnic area bathrooms. The 1.5 mile narrow dirt path is either an easy out-and-back to the little butte or can be used as a connector to the peak of Sattleback Butte. The elevation gain is modest and the sandy dirt is easy on the feet. During the cooler months the little butte is a great spot for golden hour photography and seasonal wildflowers.

Flora & Fauna

Flora includes Joshua Trees, cacti, scrub brush, and wildflowers. Jackrabbits, coyote, rattlesnakes, lizards, desert tortoises are among the fauna can be found here.

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Dylan Payne

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Snow capped mountains behind a Joshua tree at dusk.
Jun 26, 2020 near Lake Lo…, CA
Cholla cactus in bloom
Jun 26, 2020 near Lake Lo…, CA

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