2N13B - Butler Peak

Fawnskin, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/09/2022
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: 2N13B - Butler Peak
Not just another off-road trail, Butler Peak - 2N13B recently reopened after a forest fire ravaged the area. The trail has been closed for roughly 9 years and has been hiding one of the best views in all of the San Bernardino National Forest. This easy offroad trail takes you up to the fire lookout tower of Butler Peak which upon arriving at the top you have the opportunity to see as far as the eye can see in every direction. You can easily see Calico Mountains to the north, Big Bear Lake to the east, Riverside and Orange County to the south, and Lake Arrowhead and Mountain High to the west. To try and describe the beauty of the view is impossible, thus make plans and enjoy the stunning scenic views of Butler Peak Fire Tower.


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1. 2N13B Butler Peak at 2N13 - North End Of Trail (0 mi)
2N13B - Butler Peak splits off and heads to the south from 2N13. The gate is immediately off the trail, thus you don't have to worry about having to back up far. There is a lot of tracking heading up this trail, thus it is pretty easy to follow.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fawnskin, CA

Take 3N14 roughly 1.2 miles to the 2N13 cutoff on the left. Take 2N13 2.2 Miles to the Butler Peak Cut-off 2N13B



Land Use Issues

This trail is open part of the year but will close during winter. Contact SBFS for access information before making your trip. Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day

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Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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