The World's Smallest Mountain Range

June 3, 2021

Dear Friends of Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes:

The Board of Directors for Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes is pleased to announce the highly anticipated news that the 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Hiking Season has been unanimously approved. For your information, the list of interpretive/guided open hikes in the majestic Sutter Buttes and its accompanying schedule will be published "on or near the date of October 7, 2021."

Many of you subscribe to the "MMIH E-newsletter" for the receipt of announcements, notifications and updates pertaining to the availability of fall/winter/spring open hikes. If you have not already signed up for the E-Newsletter, now is certainly a good time to do so. The Open Hikes Coordinator will also continue to keep you informed of newly scheduled open hikes right here on the MMIH website.

Thanks again for your understanding and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Have a great summer! We look forward to hiking the Sutter Buttes with you this fall!




With hiking regards,

Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes
Board of Directors




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Here are three ways to experience the Sutter Buttes:
A driving or cycling tour around them; Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes or outings;
or a visit to the Sutter County Museum.






People are drawn to the Sutter Buttes, whether they live in the area or are just passing through. They are a ten-mile wide circle of volcanic peaks that are dramatically isolated in the center of the Sacramento Valley.

There are a series of county roads that circle the Sutter Buttes and Pass Road actually goes through them on the south side. The loop is about 45 miles. There is no other public access. There are no hiking trails, picnic areas, or public parks.

Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes offers guided interpretive outings on several properties in the interior of the Sutter Buttes. These outings are held from late October through early-May. They are posted on this website in early October for the Fall Season and early February for the Spring. Outings are $35 per person unless otherwise stated in the description. Sign up or call 530-370-4777 and leave a message.

The Sutter County Museum has a wealth of information about the Sutter Buttes, as well as a relief map, which allows close study of the peaks and valleys. The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City.  (530) 822-7141   Website

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To help support Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes, a 501c3 non-profit organization, please send a check (made payable to MMIH) to P.O. Box 3613, Yuba City, CA 95992.  Thank you in advance for your contribution! 
 Your generosity is truly appreciated!


Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes advances the understanding of the natural and cultural features of the Sutter Buttes through interactive educational activities for schoolchildren and the public.