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Butte County high point up-and-back

EASY DAY HIKE

5.7 miles   800' elevation gain   season:  Aug-Oct   drive: 1:05

 

nearing the high point in Oct snow

 

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One of California's county high points. There is an informal club of people who try to ascend them all. 

To ascend ours, you start at Cold Springs, an important water source for Pacific Crest Trail hikers.  The trail leaves Cold Springs meadow, and climbs mildly through heavy red fir forest to open flats near the top.  A little further up a side trail is the summit, but continue over it to get to the edge of Butte County.  Good views are to be found a little north of the trail junction, just up the Pacific Crest Trail.