Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout Trail

Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout Trail

5.0 Miles Moderate

Tahoe National Forest
Sierra City, California


The Sierra Buttes Lookout Trail at Tahoe National Forest is a 5 mile out-and-back hike up to views of Upper/Lower Sardine Lakes, the surrounding Sierra Buttes and many miles of Tahoe National Forest.

Just over 1 mile onto the trail, it will split. The Pacific Crest Trail heads right, so you want to stay left and head up the mountain. Just after a mile after the split, this trail meets up with the OHV road - follow this road up the switchbacks to the top of the peak.

For more trip details, check out this NorCal Hiker blog post.


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39.611601, -120.665431
N 39º 36' 41.766" , W 120º 39' 55.554"
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added on 08/2017

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