- Sierra Buttes Long Trail is at the end of a very difficult 3.5 mile hike at an elevation of 6,220. To reach the lookout follow the Tamarack Lakes Trail. From the trailhead follow the rough gravel road, In 0.25 miles the gravel road forks. Follow the right fork. After approximately 0.5 miles you will reach a sign reading "Sardine Lakes and Sand Pond via trail." This is the Tamarack Connection Trail. Keep to the right and you will see another sign marked "Sierra Buttes L.O." Tamarack Lake will be on your left. Continue another 0.5 miles to a sign directing you to the left. The trail follows the ridge to the Lookout
Both the trail and the lookout offer spectacular views. Mount Lasses, Mount Shasta and Mount Rose can often be seen. During the summer, volunteers occupy the Sierra Buttes Lookout for wildfire detection.
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