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Gems in Butte Lake - 2

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gem Favorite Lassen Peak across the Cinder Cone crater

Cinder Cone

(5) 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

(2) Chester, CA

Butte Lake Hiking

  • 40 Miles 64 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Butte Lake - 18

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2.0 mi 3.3 km #1Cinder Cone Trail
Difficult Difficult
Chester, CA
Difficult Difficult
Chester, CA 18 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #2Prospect Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Chester, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Chester, CA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #3Cinder Cone Trail N. Access
Difficult Difficult
Chester, CA
Difficult Difficult
Chester, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Rainbow Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
3.1 mi 5.1 km #5Rainbow Lake to Nobles Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #6Butte Lake to Snag Lake Trail (West)
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
6.9 mi 11.1 km #7Butte Lake to Snag Lake Trail (East)
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Bathtub Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
9.2 mi 14.9 km #9Widow Lake to Snag Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Chester, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Triangle Lake-Caribou Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Chester, CA

Photos of Butte Lake - 100

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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
Painted Dunes and Lassen Peak
Jun 27, 2020 near Chester, CA
Lassen Peak behind Painted Dunes
Jun 27, 2020 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
Snag Lake with prominent Mount Hoffman behind it.  Seen looking southeast from the north end of Snag Lake.
Jun 29, 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
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
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