3.7 miles
Distance
846 ft
Climb
-149 ft
Descent
01:06:01
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Buck Creek Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Buck Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gotchen Creek
    Randle, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #54
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #160140 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16940 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
  • OSM Way

This Trail Open to Hikers, Bikers and Equestrian Use.

This trail is a moderately low elevation trail that parallels the White Salmon River. The trail stays high above the river gorge with occasional viewpoints from the top. A popular trail for horseback riders out of Mt Adams Horse Camp.

Most of the area is rocky and heavily forested. The trail has rolling grades and three stream crossings. This trail accesses Morrison Creek Trail #39 which accesses Mt Adams Wilderness. Nice views of the White Salmon River and bridges are available along the trail.

source: USFS
Access Info

Wilderness permit required when entering Mt. Adams Wilderness. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads.

Directions:
From Trout Lake, WA take Mt. Adams Road north to Forest Road 80. Take Forest Road 80 to Forest Road 80-031 at Mt Adams Horse Camp and turn left.

Disclaimer

This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buck Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    698 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,630 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,733 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,432 ft
  • Grade
    3.5%
  • Grade max
    -31.2%
  • Grade min
    25%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,891 ft
  • Distance flat
    614 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:05:58
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      Buck Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 31, 2023 @ 1:25am
      Jul 31, 2023
      No trees down. Some sections are starting to become a bit overgrown, but it’s all rideable. Very dry tread, some loose sand.
      Apr 29, 2023 @ 1:17pm
      Apr 29, 2023
      The trail was in good shape except for the blow downed trees and occasional snow bank in the shadows. The snow was melting rapidly in the 75...
      Oct 18, 2021 @ 11:38am
      Oct 18, 2021
      Dec 19, 2020 @ 9:23am
      Dec 19, 2020
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 8:49am
      Sep 20, 2020
      Discovered since all HR County trails are closed. Great xc trail network. Handful of trees down thanks to recent wind storm event, but rangers...
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