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Gems in Butte Lake - 2

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gem Favorite Lassen Peak across the Cinder Cone crater

Cinder Cone

(3) Chester, CA
gem Favorite Looking southeast from the top of Prospect Peak, one can look into Cinder Cone below (center lower left). On the horizon are Red Cinder and Red CInder Cone (right center). Snag Lake (right) with Mt Hoffman nearby, behind it, are also seen.

Prospect Peak

(1) Chester, CA

Butte Lake Hiking

  • 58 Miles 93 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Butte Lake - 14

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2.0 mi 3.3 km #1Cinder Cone Trail
Difficult
Chester, CA
Difficult
Chester, CA 15 
0.3 mi 0.6 km #2Cinder Cone Trail N. Access
Difficult
Chester, CA
Difficult
Chester, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #3Prospect Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Chester, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chester, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Rainbow Lake Trail
Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate
Chester, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #5Butte Lake to Snag Lake Trail (West)
Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate
Chester, CA
3.1 mi 5.1 km #6Rainbow Lake to Nobles Trail
Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate
Chester, CA
6.9 mi 11.1 km #7Butte Lake to Snag Lake Trail (East)
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
13.2 mi 21.2 km #8Nobles Emigrant Trail (East)
Easy/Intermediate
Shingletown, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Shingletown, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Bathtub Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
9.2 mi 14.9 km #10Widow Lake to Snag Lake Trail
Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate
Chester, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #11Triangle Lake-Caribou Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12Cluster Lakes Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
5.4 mi 8.7 km #13Bear Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate
Chester, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km #14Lower Twin Lake South Shore Trail
Easy
Chester, CA
Easy
Chester, CA

Photos of Butte Lake - 100

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Lassen Peak behind Painted Dunes
Jun 27, 2020 near Chester, CA
Painted Dunes and Lassen Peak
Jun 27, 2020 near Chester, CA
Lassen Peak from the the demanding ascent on Cinder Cone
Jun 27, 2020 near Chester, CA
Lassen Peak across the Cinder Cone crater
Jun 27, 2020 near Chester, CA
Looking southeast from the top of Prospect Peak, one can look into Cinder Cone below (center lower left). On the horizon are Red Cinder and Red CInder Cone (right center). Snag Lake (right) with Mt Hoffman nearby, behind it, are also seen.
Jun 30, 2021 near Chester, CA
Butte Lake to Snag Lake Trail (West) passes right next to Fantastic Lava Beds (right). Ahead to the northwest, looms forested Prospect Peak.
Jun 29, 2021 near Chester, CA
Snag Lake with prominent Mount Hoffman behind it.  Seen looking southeast from the north end of Snag Lake.
Jun 29, 2021 near Chester, CA
A bit of spring fed greenery stands out in the dry, barren volcanic ash to the west of Cinder Cone.  Cinder Cone is behind Fantastic Lava Beds on the right. Seen looking north from the trail.
Jun 29, 2021 near Chester, CA