Buck Mountain Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,066' 630 m
Descent: -2,059' -628 m
High: 4,235' 1,291 m
Low: 2,575' 785 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Great vista views of the Methow Valley, this ridgeline trail loop is a favorite in the Methow Valley”— Tony Locati
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
A mixture of evergreens and dry brush gives way to spectacular views throughout the trail.
Need to Know
The road branches, climb to the right up doubletrack, which is marked with a yellow bike route marker.
Buck Mountain Trail is around 9 miles of singletrack which eventually intersects with a doubletrack road (NF-025 Forest Road), which you'll want to turn left (down hill) on. This doubletrack takes you back to Cub Creek Road. You can add-on to this by taking a left on the Buck Lake Trail at the junction a few minutes before you intersect with NF-025, which will take you all the way to Buck Lake.
Follow the doubletrack around the north side of the lake, past the campground, and follow the doubletrack (NF-100) around the north side of Buck Mountain and eventually follow it to the left at NF-155. This will eventually reconnect you to the north point of Buck Mountain Trail. This adds approximately 10 miles to this 13 mile route.
Land Manager: USFS - Okanogan & Wenatchee National Forest Office