6.4 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-2,402 ft
Descent
00:54:16
Avg time

Buck Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Madison Range
    Big Sky, Montana
  • Ref Number
    #6
  • AKA
    Cinnamon-Buck #6
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    July 16 through September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #69492 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

A hidden gem connecting Buck Ridge with the Taylor Fork. Fast, flowy, chunky, sometimes technical descent into the depths of Buck Creek. Then a 1.5 mile climb on a connector trail to a 6-way junction where you could head over to Cinnamon or descend to the Taylor Fork. Seldom ridden by mountain bikers, but thankfully the moto guys maintain it well starting on July 16. Leave a shuttle vehicle at Cinnamon or Taylor Fork and then start your ride up Doe Creek Road or the Yellow Mules. Do not attempt this trail before July 16 or you'll be hopping over trees constantly. Grizzly bears.

Access Info

Buck Ridge Trail, Doe Creek Road, Yellow Mules

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buck Creek multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,159 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,198 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,459 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,459 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,300 ft
  • Grade
    -6.4%
  • Grade max
    -46.6%
  • Grade min
    31.8%
  • Distance climb
    4,065 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,297 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:16
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      Buck Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 1, 2023 @ 1:52pm
      Aug 1, 2023
      Rough, loose rocks, a little muddy from last nights rain, 5 or 6 mud bogs requiring dismount. Fresh Grizz and cub tracks. Bring your A-game
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 4:53pm
      Jul 31, 2021
      Recent rains made it tight! Goblin Heads in spots.
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 3:39pm
      Jul 4, 2021
      I’d say that’s a good size bear
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Jul 1, 2021
      11 trees down, not too bad. Otherwise, it’s rutted and rugged AF!!!!
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 4:23pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      Pretty rough, ruts and mud holes worse than usual.
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