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Saddleback Butte State Park

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Address: 170th Street East, Ave J, Lancaster, CA
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Fun half day trip!

Kids had a good time climbing all the rocks and walking the trail, small visitors center with a few bits of info for the area, fun for a short visit but not a whole lot to do for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
Rob B
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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our soccer team had a great afternoon/evening at the campgrounds. We didn't stay the night. We ate sm'ores over the campfire and watched a movie that was brought along and projected onto a white signboard at the campground. There was almost no one there while we were. Once the sun goes down it gets really cold and windy. As other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Kids had a good time climbing all the rocks and walking the trail, small visitors center with a few bits of info for the area, fun for a short visit but not a whole lot to do for more then a few hours.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went to Saddleback Butte State Park in September. The state park was put in place to protect the butte, which is a granite mountaintop, and is 3,651 feet. We drove the short drive from Lancaster to the state park. It felt so far away, while still being so close to the city. There is a picnic area as well... More 

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Madera, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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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Wrightwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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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Huntington, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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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