Buck Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,485' 453 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 2,666' 813 m
Low: 1,187' 362 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“A steep trail that leads you up to and along the Buck Ridge on its way to Skyline Dr and the Buck Hollow Trail.”— Donovan Fitzgerald
The trail proceeds along the ridge and continues to rise in elevation, but at a much easier rate.
The entire trail is an absolutely beautiful mixture of views, forestation, and wild flowers.The trail finally terminates at the Hazel Mtn Trail just a short distance to the Meadow Spring Parking Area.
It is highly recommended that you take a right on the Hazel Mtn Trail until you reach the Buck Hollow Trail. You can return back to your starting point using the Buck Hollow Trail to descend back into the valley, which provides new views and gentle grades.
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