San Jose, California
Butano State Park, San Mateo County
Just inland from the sea, along the San Mateo coast,
Butano State Park is a hidden treasure that has breathtaking coastal redwoods, woodlands, and chaparral.
Directions: From San Jose: Take 17 South to Hwy 1 N. and go through Santa Cruz (Mission/1 North) and out to the coast,
staying on 1 N. About 25 miles north of Santa Cruz, Turn Right on Gazos Creek, bear left onto Cloverdale and turn right
into the park. There are two small parking areas, one at the entrance and one at the picnic area. Try to Carpool.
Drive Time 1 hour, 30 min. - Parking $6 - Dogs Not Allowed
Level: 3.5 - Miles: 10 - Elevation: 900' - Host: Jennifer N
RECOMMENDED: Bring water, sunscreen and wear layers.