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Butler Peak Fire Lookout

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.7 (3)

Easy dirt road ride to a scenic lookout.


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Map Key

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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  2.7 from 3 votes

#12

in Big Bear Lake

#28546

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  2.7 from 3 votes
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#12

in Big Bear Lake

#2,648

in California

#28,546

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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
This tree blocks the road. Motorcycles have been going up over the bank to the left.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
The Lookout on top of the bluff is pretty amazing.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
The rough country around Butler Peak.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Finally at the top and enjoying the view from the Lookout Tower.
Oct 5, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA

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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