Saddleback Butte State Park: First Day Hikes
Park: Saddleback Butte SP
Park staff and volunteers will lead the hikes at
9 a.m. – Hike to top of Saddleback
Moderately strenuous. Five miles roundtrip, 1000 ft of elevation gain. Meet at the picnic area at 8:30. Bring water for the hike and wear good hiking shoes and layered clothing – it can be quite windy at the top. Participants will be required to sign a Sierra Club liability waver.
10 a.m. - Hike to the south end of the park
Easy to moderate. 4 1/2 miles, little elevation gain, should take about 1½ hours. Dress for the weather; bring water and hat, and walking sticks optional. You will enjoy the beautiful high desert views of our
11 a.m. - Dowen Nature Trail
Easy. Ranger-lead, interpretive tour along the nature trail. Learn about the unique natural and cultural history of the local area. Paved, wheel chair/stroller accessible. 1/2 mile loop with little elevation gain.
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