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South Butte, California

IMPORTANT! This peak is located on private or restricted land and trespassing is strongly prohibited. Do not attempt to climb to this summit.


Prominence: 2050 ft, 625 m

Elevation: 2120+ feet, 646+ meters


True Isolation: 28.47 mi, 45.81 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 2120 - 2140 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 2122 ft / 647 m
    (Range 2122 - 2142 ft)
Alternate Name(s)Sutter Buttes-South Butte
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 12' 23'' N, 121° 49' 17'' W
39.206309, -121.821272 (Dec Deg)
601773 E 4340333 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/Second Level RegionSutter (Highest Point)
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Other Web Sites
     Sutter Buttes at SummitPost.org
     South Butte at ListsOfJohn.com
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Sutter, CA by T. Watrous
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Sutter, CA by Eric Geissinger

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Lists that contain South Butte:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #578)
     California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #156)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #245)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #408)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #441)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #237)
     California County High Points (Rank #56)
     California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #27)
     California County Prominence Peaks (Rank #38)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2006-01-08 by Bob Burd
     2010-06-30 by Jessica Collins
     2010-10-10 by John E Sarna
     2012-08-05 by Gene Vityugov
     2013-02-23 by Scott Burley
     2015-03-31 by Brian McCarty
     2016 by Patrick Bergeron
     2018-02-18 by David Pletcher
     2018-02-18 by Greg Sweel
     2018-02-18 by Eric Noel
     2018-02-18 by Mike Maki
     2018-02-18 by Mary Maki
     2018-02-24 by David Porter
     2018-02-24 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2018-02-24 by Mr. L (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered Peakbagger.com members (109 total)

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PLEASE NOTE!!

South Butte and the entire surrounding Sutter Buttes range is private property and trespassing is illegal. The land is actively monitored with cameras, motion sensors, and other surveillance. If you are caught trespassing, you will be arrested and could be subject to jail time and steep fines. DO NOT illegally trespass on this land!!

Legal access is possible by joining a guided trip, arranged by hiking club members and the local land manager. Coby King (cobyk [at] cobyking.com) of the Sierra Club is currently the point person to contact about future trips.

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From the HP looking South (2015-03-31). Photo by Brian McCarty.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2050 ft/625 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2075 ft/632 m
  Key Col: 70 ft/21 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 28.47 mi/45.81 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.0766, -122.3243
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Rattlesnake Point  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Northern Sierra Nevada
Range5: Sacramento Valley Buttes (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSacramento
San Francisco Bay
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Private Land - No Trespassing
Topo MapSutter Buttes O39121b7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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South Butte approaching the base from the South driveway (2015-03-31). Photo by Brian McCarty.
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Looking North from HP (2015-03-31). Photo by Brian McCarty.
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Looking West from HP (2015-03-31). Photo by Brian McCarty.
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Looking East from HP (2015-03-31). Photo by Brian McCarty.
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