2N13B - Butler Peak

4.8/5 (11 reviews)
Fawnskin, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 11/14/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (11 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Seasonal Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail will be closed now they have snow
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Not sure what is going on. I was up there on Sat and the gate was open as it was the week before. But quickly after the review stated the gate was closed. Not sure what changed or if temporary. But if you go, best call the discovery center first.
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 09/04/2022

Gate was locked on 9-4-22
Trail Review: 2N13B - Butler Peak - George Deyarmond
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail is open. Get up there fast
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.

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