14.2 miles
2,201 ft
-2,200 ft
4,250 ft
High Point

Rated Blue likely due to some grunt factor and warp speed descent potential. Otherwise I found no real "technical" areas or features. The climb is worse on paper than in reality which is often the opposite. This climbing section is built so as to bring you up without ever being too much grunt for too long in any one area. It did however give me that "false summit" feeling a couple times when I thought I should be near the top-out but was not yet Wink

VERY exposed to sun/weather so prepare for heat or wind or rain, etc. because only a few areas where woods provide good shelter. This exposure provides nice views almost all the time though. As is common with many PNW trails in summer, some corners were getting blown out on the edge due to dry soils.

This loop is only 5 miles by gravel road from the 11 mile Rendezvous Basin loop so you could make a big day out of linking them. You can also ride from Mazama to the Rendezvous Basin trail and back which makes the single track actually seem easy compared to climbing the Fawn Creek gravel monster hill. - Crankijames on Pinkbike/Trailforks

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Buck Mountain 2020 (full loop w/ Buck Up) is a 14 mile popular intermediate route located near Winthrop Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 2,201 ft with a max elevation of 4,250 ft then descends -2,200 ft.
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More Stats for Buck Mountain 2020 (full loop w/ Buck Up) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 16 min
  • Altitude min
    2,578 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,579 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,579 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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