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Upper Butcher Ranch Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (2)

More trail for your money - this newer designed singletrack is an alternative to the old jeep trail.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Singletrack

6,621' 2,018 m

High

6,157' 1,877 m

Low

71' 22 m

Up

515' 157 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewards have been hard at work and with the sponsorship of WTB. This trail was carved out of the hillside with a more gradual descent compared to the old OHV trail to the north.

The trail winds through the pines and firs much like the Sunrise Trail directly above. As the Sunrise Trail ends at Butcher Ranch Road, this trail starts to the left and parallels the road south a short distance. The original OHV trail will be to the right (north).

This trail is smooth, fast and narrow, so don't let your front tire drift too close to the edge. The best of the Butcher Ranch Trail (including "The Gully" and "The Waterfall") are below the junction.

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Shared By:

Bob Gardner

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  5.0 from 2 votes

#4

in Gold Valley

#1486

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#4

in Gold Valley

#101

in California

#1,486

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Butcher Ranch trailhead sign.
May 24, 2013 near Downiev…, CA

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May 24, 2020
John Robinson
5/23/2020 Can't drive to Packer Saddle, too much snow. Sunrise is s new Butcher Ranch trail there 3' drifts. We did it but a lot of pushing thru snow