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Buck Mountain Trail

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7.8 mile 12.5 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,360' 415 m
Descent: -3,242' -988 m
High: 4,676' 1,425 m
Low: 2,446' 746 m

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Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 104% (46°)

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A wilderness run of varying difficulty depending upon the approach. Great views from upper ridge lines.

Greg Brown

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Recommend viewing USFS directions to access either end of the trail.
fs.usda.gov/recarea/umatill…

Description

This is a wilderness trail so only hiking and horseback riding allowed. Access to the upper trail is via the Lake Creek #3079 trail. It offers a great trail through a mixed forest of pine, fir and tamarack opening up to ridge line views of the North Fork Umatilla River canyon. The lower trail is steep but is worth the climb.

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View to the west and the South Fork Umatilla River Canyon, Bobsled Ridge.
Nov 4, 2019 near Athena, OR
Looking across Buck Creek canyon at Nine Mile Ridge
Nov 4, 2019 near Athena, OR
Morning frost on the trail
Nov 21, 2019 near Elgin, OR
Umatilla Rim Trail
Mar 20, 2019 near Elgin, OR
Crossing Buck Creek on the lower Buck Mountain Trail. Spring run-off will make crossing difficult.
Nov 4, 2019 near Athena, OR
Fall hiking conditions on the Buck Creek Trail
Nov 4, 2019 near Athena, OR

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