2.2 miles
441 ft
-1,039 ft
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Monte Cristo / Nestor Peak
    White Salmon, Washington
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  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

Like most of the Buck Creek Loop, this section of Timberhead is best ridden counterclockwise. The eastern portion of this route is a grunt of a climb but it is well worth it for the fun descent to the old growth at Middle Fork.

The Buck Creek system is made of some very steep trails, tight steep switchbacks and ripping fast and loose sections. There are some great views, chunky terrain, and lots of tight brushy areas. Penny Ridge is an old jeep road—rocky and steep but pretty wide and straight for descending.

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Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buck Creek - Monte Carlo mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -599 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,278 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,016 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,013 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,415 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,835 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    604 ft
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      Buck Creek -... Trail Reports

      Sep 30, 2022 @ 10:47am
      Sep 30, 2022
      Leafy foliage still covering trail in places. A bit better than summertime though as some plants have begun to drop. Elderberries perfectly ripe!
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:49am
      Aug 13, 2022
      Trip Report from 8/13/2022 Started from Buck Creek Trailhead 2 and headed north to Monte Carlo Ridge. The first quarter mile is fine as you...
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