Black Butte (Glenn County, California)

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Black Butte
Black Butte is located in California
Black Butte
Black Butte
Highest point
Elevation 7,455 ft (2,272 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,436 ft (742 m) [2]
Listing California county high points 27th
Coordinates 39°43′36″N 122°52′21″W / 39.726746503°N 122.872421264°W / 39.726746503; -122.872421264Coordinates: 39°43′36″N 122°52′21″W / 39.726746503°N 122.872421264°W / 39.726746503; -122.872421264
Location Glenn County, California, U.S.
Parent range Central Northern California Coast Range
Topo map USGS Plaskett Meadows

Black Butte is a mountain butte located in the Northern Coast Ranges of California south of Mendocino Pass. It rises to an elevation of 7,455 feet (2,272 m) north of the Black Butte River.

The mountain on the Mendocino National Forest is the highest point in county of Glenn County. In spite of the difference in elevation between the river valley at 2,800 feet (850 m) and Black Butte, the summit's prominence is moderate due the neighboring 6,500-foot (1,980 m) Plaskett Meadows.[3] The high elevation of the mountain and plateau bring heavy winter snowfall and a low average annual temperature.[4] US Forest Highway 7, a dirt road connection between the eastern and western segments of State Route 162 passes to the north of Black Butte. However, this route is closed in winter due to heavy snowfall.

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  1. ^ a b "Black Butte". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Black Butte, California". Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  3. ^ Plaskett Meadows quadrangle, California (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Subsection M261Ba - Eastern Franciscan". USDA, Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 

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