The Sierra Buttes are a rocky hilltop visible from Highway 49 north of Sierra City. It’s been my “to go” list for some time now (but then again, pretty much the whole range is on that list). Getting up there isn’t a terribly daunting task — it’s right next to the Pacific Crest Trail — though this story in the Nevada County Union notes there are three routes to the top: A four-mile trail, a two-mile trail and even a quarter-mile route, which requires four-wheel drive and high clearance to make it to the parking area.

Either one offers the view of a lifetime, I’d imagine.

Here’s a view of the Buttes from Highway 49: