1.5 miles
Distance
251 ft
Climb
-134 ft
Descent
00:42:47
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Buck Ridge Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hensley Lake Recreation Area
    Madera, California
  • AKA
    Buck Ridge
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    October-May
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #79684 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #48584 in Trail Running
    • #58065 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

This is a great place to learn because of its figure 8 configuration. It is rolling hills with some nice singletrack and a couple of very short technical sections for you to learn some skills. You are never more than a couple miles from the parking lot so if your endurance is still developing it won't take long to get back. The trails all interconnect so it may be confusing at first but it is very hard to actually get lost. The fire road climb on the way in is a great place to learn balance for steep climbs, short but tough.

More Stats for Buck Ridge Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    117 ft
  • Altitude min
    545 ft
  • Altitude max
    741 ft
  • Altitude start
    560 ft
  • Altitude end
    676 ft
  • Grade
    1.5%
  • Grade max
    -36%
  • Grade min
    20.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,137 ft
  • Distance down
    3,140 ft
  • Distance flat
    486 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:47
  • Avg reverse time
    01:36:12
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Status:
on May 31, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)
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      Buck Ridge Loop Trail Reports

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      May 31, 2021 @ 11:55am
      May 31, 2021
      Very dry! Get out there early!
      Jun 20, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Jun 20, 2019
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 10:36am
      Apr 27, 2019
      Mar 31, 2019 @ 10:59am
      Mar 31, 2019
      May 29, 2017 @ 2:29pm
      May 29, 2017
      Very fun trail. There were some ruts and some places are sandy. I took my wife who is very new to MTB and it was a bit too much for for her. Also...
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      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
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      • 61 rides
      • Last: Feb 18, 2024

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      Mountain Biking the Buck Ridge Loop @ Hensley
      18:46 | 45 | Mar 6, 2023 , Madera
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