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Berry Butte is (as of this writing) the 2nd most recently named Grand Canyon Butte (Butchart Butte being most recent in 2008).
Dedicated in 1997 for well known entrepreneur and "ol' miner" Peter Berry. Pete Berry is best known for his Last Chance mine at Horseshoe Mesa. And of course without Petey B. and his mine, our beloved Grandview Trail might not be so grand.
So to honor Peter Berry go out and hike his butte!
Begin at Grandview Trailhead. A short 10 minute jaunt down the trail will bring you to a beautiful spot overlooking Proposal Peak (aka Coconino Ridge) head towards it you'll find a break in the coconino shortly off to your left (west side of the little ridge you'll be on)
Scramble down this awesome coconino chute, watch out for falling/sliding rocks this is a VERY steep and scree filled chute. If you're traveling in a group communicate and scramble down one at a time in staggered positions!
Once below the chute you must head out into the Supai layers and find your way to "The Little Grey Saddle" that is very obvious before Berry Butte itself.
I can't help you here, this is where your route finding abilities come out to play.
Aim for The Little Grey Saddle, you'll do fine.
After the saddle its a pretty obvious walk up to the corner of Berry Butte.
Best approach I did was on the North off a bighorn sheep path.
Once up this small approach you still have another few Supai sections(not layers) to get up.
On the south east-ish corner is a very fun little up climb and squeeze hole. Once through those you've gained the butte!
The true summit is toward the west end.
Gorgeous views of Grapevine out here!!
Return the way you came or contour the Redwall Rim east to Grandview Trail.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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