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Butler Peak Fire Lookout

Intermediate
 3.2 (5)

Easy dirt road ride to a scenic lookout.


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12.0

Miles

19.3

KM

Singletrack

8,396' 2,559 m

High

6,767' 2,063 m

Low

1,830' 558 m

Up

1,827' 557 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Starting on the north side of Big Bear Lake, the ride to the Butler Peak fire lookout is along a dirt road. The route goes through a mix of forest and burn areas up to scenic 360-degree views, including Big Bear Lake and the LA Basin.

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Leslie Kehmeier

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  3.2 from 5 votes

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Road erosion is evident especially on lower half. This isn't the worst of it.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
The rough country around Butler Peak.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
This tree blocks the road. Motorcycles have been going up over the bank to the left.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
This is a great spot to view the lookout station and a good excuse to rest.
Aug 22, 2022 near Big Bea…, CA
The Lookout on top of the bluff is pretty amazing.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
The stairs at the lookout tower almost qualify as a ladder.
Aug 21, 2022 near Big Bea…, CA

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Aug 20, 2022
Hellon Wheels
Roads are in good shape. A few passing Jeeps here and there. Some cross country runners training as well. — 2h 44m
May 8, 2020
mark ross
Butler Peak with lower Hannah Flats on the return. Fire road to the top is rocky with some sandy sections and some wash outs. Still some snow too. 13.1mi — 2h 05m
Oct 5, 2019
B L
Difficulty has changed due to extremely poor road condition. Expect to carry your bike through some sections.
Apr 28, 2018
Robert Reveal