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An easy riverside trail with bold wildflower displays in the spring


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

697' 213 m

High

594' 181 m

Low

140' 43 m

Up

69' 21 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Families will appreciate the easy access and smooth tread on this inviting trail.

The parking fee at South Yuba River State Park is $5 daily or free with an annual pass.

Description

This smooth trail gently hugs the hillside adjacent to the South Yuba River. The undemanding tread allows hikers to focus on the beautiful backdrop provided by the river and terrain. In the spring, the surrounding hillsides erupt in a display of bright wildflowers.

The South Yuba River Park Association offers guided tours on the Buttermilk Bend Trail in the spring. Visit their events page to find out more by clicking here.

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Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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Lupines are out in April at Buttermilk Bend.
Apr 14, 2018 near Lake Wi…, CA
South Yuba River.
Jul 23, 2022 near Lake Wi…, CA
Buttermilk Bend.
Jul 23, 2022 near Lake Wi…, CA
South Yuba River.
Jul 23, 2022 near Lake Wi…, CA
South Yuba River.
Jul 23, 2022 near Lake Wi…, CA

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