3.8 miles 600' elevation gain
A short hike into the canyon near the headwaters of Butte Creek.
This is the lowest elevation of the High Country hikes, and many a hiker reacquaints with the mountains here, as the heat builds in the Valley far below.
This hike crosses two creeks, Scotts John Creek and Willow Creek. They may be dangerous to cross in early season. We have found them to relatively easy to cross once the snow at the Humbug Weather Station has dropped to zero. Water shoes and trekking poles makes it easier
Maps (May 2017 edition)