Sierra Buttes

A really easy and relaxing route from Sierra City.

Total Miles


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4 Hours
Technical Rating
3 / 10
Best Time

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Trail Overview
Sierra Buttes
The drive is absolutely stunning, especially the view from Sierra Buttes. You'll have to get out for a little hike to reach the lookout, but it's worth it. You'll definitely want to bring extra water as well as your camera and binoculars.
Sierra City served as an important mining town starting in the 1850s. Today, the quaint town consists of many turn-of-the-century buildings complete with boardwalks. Don't miss the Kentucky Mine Stampmill and Museum east of town.
Getting There
From Grass Valley: Take Hwy. 49 past Downieville to Sierra City. From Truckee: Take Hwy. 89 north then turn west on Hwy. 49 to Sierra City. From Bassetts to start at top: Head north on Gold Lake Hwy. 1.3 miles and turn left on Packer Lake Road across bridge. Stay on this paved road 4.8 miles until you reach a parking area on left for Sierra Buttes Hiking Trail.
Contact for Current Conditions
Tahoe N.F.
Yuba River R.D.
(530) 288-3231