Description - Butano State Park is a 2,200-acre redwood park in the Santa Cruz Mountains that features excellent hiking through the redwood groves.
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Redwoods in Butano State Park
- Butano State Park is a 2,200-acre redwood park in the Santa Cruz Mountains that features excellent hiking through the redwood groves. Only three miles from the coast, the park's trails offer views of the ocean and the Año Nuevo islands.
Recreation - This park offers great hiking for all levels of capability through redwood forests as well as camping and wildlife viewing.
Climate - Climate in the San Francisco-Bay area varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.
The park is located five miles south of Pescadero on Cloverdale Road. It can also be reached from Highway One via Gazos Creek Road.