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Saddleback Butte State Park

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Address: 170th Street East, Ave J, Lancaster, CA
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Small, dusty, desolate and full of life....

The desert is always full of life and beauty. Small park with short trails, picnic tables and camping Incredible views. Dusty, desolate and full of life Nearby is the Indian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2016
SanMo
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Malibu, California
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Madera, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

When my husband and I went, there was a bumpy dirt access road and fence blocking off the butte. We got horrible lost on the way back. If you go take a four wheel drive and a good map.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Seeing yellow (daisy like) flowers coming out of the sandy soil is amazing. NOT as many due to drought. But... what ever was there, was "a feast" for eyes.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The desert is always full of life and beauty. Small park with short trails, picnic tables and camping Incredible views. Dusty, desolate and full of life Nearby is the Indian Museum and sanctuary church (2 pines for movie buffs) Average and so glad it's here. We need more state/national parks

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

the state park is unmanned or at least that was the case when we went. they ask for a 6 dollar user parking/user fee and self registration for the over night campers. Its a nice quick hike with a pretty tame grade. the last five minutes are the toughest as you approach the small hill that has nice rock formations... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I love the desert and I love Joshua Trees so when I decided to take a day trip up to Saddleback Butte I was pretty excited. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed upon arrival. On the plus side, there are vast views and plenty of joshua trees to look at, and the lovely mountains in the background. But in the... More 

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Thank Niki M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This State Park has both day use area $6,and a campground with host $20.(Seniors $18) There is a little visitors center with nice displays of flower, fauna and history of the park. There is a paved, easy1/2 mile path, sandy desert trails, as well as ones up to a little butte and challenging Saddleback Butte. Be sure to wear a... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Saddleback Butte State Park is a wonderful place to visit.You can just relax and enjoy the view or you can hike in the hills and really enjoy the country side.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Recently hiked 3 miles in the trail. Had a great time! Hiked the trail with a 10 y/o and 7 y/o without problem. Make sure you take plenty of water. Trail head was difficult to find, directions weren't clearly marked. Make sure you have $6 to pay the user fee, no opportunity for change.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Having scoured half of the Mojave Desert trying to see a Mojave Green Rattlesnake, this was the place that delivered. Really easy walks with a good hike if you fancy taking on the peak for an excellent summit view. Ladderback Woodpeckers, Cactus Wren, Horned Lark, and, as long as you are sensible and know how to behave responsibly around rattlesnakes,... More 

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Mojave, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Best time to visit may be in the Fall, Winter or Spring months, but Saddleback Butte State Park is an opportunity to experience the desert life...dry, sunny, serene. Numerous trails lead to boulders, buttes and sandy spots.

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