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Buck Mountain Trail

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


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8.0

Miles

12.9

KM

80%

Runnable

4,676' 1,425 m

High

2,452' 747 m

Low

1,176' 359 m

Up

3,062' 933 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

105%

Max Grade (46°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Wildlife

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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Greg Brown

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View to the north from Buck Mountain into the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness. Grouse Mountain on the horizon.
Aug 8, 2020 near Elgin, OR
View to the north over Buck Creek drainage toward Grouse Mountain on left horizon.
Jul 23, 2020 near Elgin, OR
View to the west and the South Fork Umatilla River Canyon, Bobsled Ridge.
Nov 4, 2019 near Athena, OR
A wonderful shaded forested section of the trail
Aug 16, 2020 near Elgin, OR
Looking across Buck Creek canyon at Nine Mile Ridge
Nov 4, 2019 near Athena, OR
Walking the forest canopy.
Aug 8, 2020 near Elgin, OR

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