Buck Trail #226
ElevationAscent: 362' 110 m
Descent: -329' -100 m
High: 1,285' 392 m
Low: 942' 287 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Short and sweet, but a killer on the quads.”— Chris Chaney
After the rapid descent from the ridge, you get a heartbreakingly short reprieve before beginning the climb up to Pinch Em Tight Ridge. This thigh melting climb is lovingly referred to as "Buck You."
Just when you think you've got your lungs and legs back Buck Trail terminates at the Sheltowee Trace. You can swing right, drop down into Chimney Top Creek again, and return to Koomer Ridge and Buck Trail junction with a short jaunt on Rough Trail before picking up Koomer Ridge at the base of Cuss Joe Hill.
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