Glasair Aviation


Buck Mountain Loop

Hikes | Goat Peak
Route Information

Distance: 13 miles
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 1300 feet
Suggested Maps: Green Trails #51 #52

Current Conditions:
Snow covered! This is a high alpine ride that usually does not become snow-free until late July/August.   [04/25/2012]




This ride is a mix of Forest Service roads, jeep tracks, and singletrack. It affords the rider some spectacular views and a variety of wooded and sagebrush terrain. It is definitely one of the favorites in the Valley. A great ride to do early in the morning or late in the evening in the summer.

To the Trailhead: The new Buck Lake trailhead is 12 miles from Winthrop. Drive 8 miles up the West Chewuch road to the Buck Lake turn on the left and proceed 4 miles to Buck Lake. Do not park in the campground. No recreational pass is required to park at Buck Lake.

The Ride: Continue up the Cub Creek Road. Stay right at the first fork, heading onto road 100. At the "Deer Country" interpretive sign bear right onto marked jeep track and single track. After traversing the ridge, the route eventually joins road 025 and heads back down to Cub Creek Road. Take a right on Cub Creek Road and head back to the start.