Norman F. on Buck Gulch Trail Loop
really nice trails, well kept. sweet single track. i would recommend this hike.
Merf D. on Narrow Gauge and North Fork View Lo...
easy trail next to river
Two more successful trail days at Buff Creek are in the record books. The groups from Oppenheimer Funds, Newmedia Denver and COMBA braved the warmer than usual weekend weather to show some much needed love to the Buck Gulch and Strawberry Jack trails. Over a mile of both trails received the de-berm, drain and grade reversal treatment. Friday we had 20 crew members from Oppenheimer (thanks Bryan) and 5 from Newmedia Denver (thanks Jennifer) work the lower section of Strawberry Jack. On Sat. 7 hardy souls from COMBA took on Buck Gulch. It was not easy, but the badly eroded and yes, dangerous sections have been repaired. With today's rains the trails should be packed down and ready to enjoy. COMBA wants to thank all the dedicated, hard working volunteers that keep the trails we love safe and fun. Enjoy everyone.
Easy peasy! Anyone can manage a hike on this trail; it's completely flat and covered in gravel, with no rocky sections at all. Also would be nice for mountain biking. Surprisingly, while the parking areas at Pine Valley were crowded, the trail itself was practically empty, even on Memorial Day. Such beautiful surroundings, the kind you rarely see with a trail as easy terrain-wise as this one! I highly recommend it.
Remains of the Hayman Fire can be seen on these trails.
FUN FACT: June 8, 2002 - Forest Service worker Terry Lynn Barton admitted to accidentally starting the blaze when, in a moment of emotional distress, she lit a letter from her estranged husband in a remote campfire ring near Lake George.
This trail was a decent way to spend an afternoon and a great hike/walk to start off a summer of exploring. We started in Pinegrove. There is a restroom and a lot of parking space. Great experience all around. There are rivers, streams, and covered eating areas making this a great location for a pre-hike picnic!
Phenomenal trail with cool views of the Hayma burn scar, Cathedral Spires, and the South Platte. A good half day trek with some substantial elevation gain. I started at Pine Valley Ranch and took the Strawberry Jack trail to the homestead trail and looped back on the Buck Gulch trail; highly recommended.