Hike the Peace Valley tract of Sutter Buttes, California Department of Parks and Recreation, USA.
The Peace Valley tract of the Sutter Buttes was purchased from private ranchers in 2003 by California Department of Parks and Recreation for a future state park. The Sutter Buttes, notable as the world's smallest mountain range (10 miles across), are a small circular complex of eroded volcanic lava domes which rise above the flat plains of the Sacramento Valley (the northern part of the Central Valley of California, USA), just outside of Yuba City. The highest peak, South Butte, reaches about 2,130 feet (650 m) above sea level. The Buttes formed over 1.5 million years ago by a now-extinct volcano. They are named for John Sutter, who received a large land grant from the Mexican government. Published in March 2011 issue of The Pipevine, newsletter of Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Panorama stitched from 5 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download