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Tiny weird mountain range (smallest in the world?!)

"Maidu Tribe`s Spirit Mountain" In the middle of flat farmland for as far as the eye can see, craggy peaks jut out of nowhere. Natives tribes saw it was a resting place for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Merced, California
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Merced, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Maidu Tribe`s Spirit Mountain" In the middle of flat farmland for as far as the eye can see, craggy peaks jut out of nowhere. Natives tribes saw it was a resting place for spirits before they went on to the afterlife. We just did the drive around one fine spring day. Wild life refuge on the West side of the... More 

Thank danetta
Yuba City, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My Granddaughter, Daphne, came up to me and said, "She was bored." Normally, that would be a signal that she wanted an additional chore to stay busy and pass time. It was such a beautiful day. I couldn't resist in insisting we take a leisurely visit to the Sutter Buttes. It happens to be in the world record books as... More 

Thank JosefBartruff
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My understanding of The Sutter Buttes is that they are mostly public land, surrounded by private land which allows no access. The public land is therefore used by the private land owners as grazing land for cattle, and hunting land (where they shoot wild pigs and bear). Imagine living in a flat and arid valley where the one interesting feature... More 

2 Thank welikethecoast
Yuba City, California, United States
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I bike from Yuba City (about 7 miles away) and the overall ride was great. To get to the base of Sutter Buttes I followed the bike trail. One we got to Sutter Buttes there was really no bike trail. Had to follow the two lane highway and although the traffic was really light, it felt a little dangerous sharing... More 

Thank Joel K
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796 reviews
276 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The Sutter Buttes are eroded volcanic lava domes which rise to just over 2,100 feet. If you are into photography you can get some gorgeous pictures especially early morning or at sunset. They offer walking tours/hikes most of the year and cover history, vegetation, geology, and the like.

Thank Chiefly1
Merced, California
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91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We followed the voice of Siri to a town and a dirt road. We did not find an entrance. I've since read there is 20 acres one can go to on a tour, evidently run by somebody, but the public area was closed since 2003? We often go on harebrained adventures that turn out spectacular but it even left our... More 

3 Thank Clyde H
Yuba City, Californai
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Regardless if you drive or hike the Buttes it is different each time and each season. Have hiked it three times and each was very special and great guides. As it is privately owned one must book a week end or private hike with Middle Mountain Trust Foundation. An easy thing to do on the web. Highly recommend. Enjoy

3 Thank lawton212
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

There's a spot I go to clear my head and just get away from the world. I just take in the peace and quiet. Best therapy ever! And it has some of the most amazing sunset.

2 Thank mike g
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Share with a friend. This is the best French Dip I have ever had! No complaints about the beer either. :)

Thank Violet V
Tracy, California
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531 reviews
328 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

They say this is the smallest mountain range in the world. You can arrange to take a tour and see the wildflowers in the spring. Some claim there is mystery here. I pass near here many times a year and always must take at least a brief look. It is interesting and wonderful. Do stop even if you cannot go... More 

4 Thank Maconthemove

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