There is a paved public road that winds all the way around the Sutter Buttes. The entire drive is approximately 50 miles and although the road is narrow and windy in many places the scenery is quite beautiful (breathtaking in the springtime) and well worth the time.
To get there you take Hwy 20 West from the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 99 in Yuba City approximately 7 miles to the Sutter turn off at Acacia Rd.
Turn Right (North) onto Acacia Rd. and continue about 2 miles to the base of The Buttes where Acacia Rd. turns sharply to the left (West) and becomes Pass Rd. (from here on you will only be making right hand turns at intersections so ignore any roads with similar names that may be on your left).
Continue West on Pass Rd. for approximately 5 miles until you come to West Butte Rd. on your right (North). which is just past the West Butte Rd. that goes to the left. Turn right (North) onto West Butte Rd. and continue approximately 12 miles where the road will make a sharp right hand turn and become North Butte Rd.
After about five miles the road will make a sharp left hand turn and become Pennington Rd. Continue on Pennington (toward the East) for about four miles until you come to the stop sign at Township Rd. Turn right (South) onto Township Rd. and continue about 3 miles until you come to the stop sign where Township Rd. ends at Clark Rd.
Turn Right (West) onto Clark Rd. After about a mile and a half Clark Rd. will make a sharp left hand turn (South) where it becomes East Butte Rd. Continue South on East Butte Rd. for about three miles until you come to the stop sign where East Butte Rd. ends at Butte House Rd.
Turn right (West) onto Butte House Rd. and continue about 2 miles through the town of Sutter until you come to the stop sign at Acacia Rd. Turn left (South) onto Acacia Rd. and continue about two miles to the stop sign at Acacia Rd. and Hwy. 20.
Turn left (East) onto Hwy 20 and continue approximately 7 miles back to the Hwy 20 and Hwy 99 intersection in Yuba City.
Just a note. The primary image for this page is almost totally dark.