Buck Gulch Trail Loop is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pine, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Open year around but snow can be a limiting factor.
really nice trails, well kept. sweet single track. i would recommend this hike.
Arrived around 9am, and there were very few people on the trail. Wild raspberries everywhere right now, and lots of wildflowers. The trail was well-maintained and not very challenging.
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.
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.
You can access this trail from County Road 68 leading to the 550 trail just east of Wellington Lake. I would recommend you use the Pine Valley Ranch TH otherwise you will start at the top which means you have to climb up hill to get back home. The views are awesome, the fishing you will encounter along the North Fork of the South Platte is awesome, wildlife is abundant even through the Hayman burn area and I highly recommend this trail!!
I will definitely do this trail more often and explore some trails branching of! The incline isn't too bad and the way back down is super fun jumping over the little rollers.
What sometimes was difficult was the loose gravel "washing" your wheels and throws you off balance. Of course it takes practice in general but it makes the incline a little more tricky.
Great Trail you can start off at the Pine Valley ranch and ride the narrow gauge trail to the Buck Gulch Trail. It starts off with a descent climb and then levels out at the top of the hill. And then you come to a junction and go to the left and its some nice cruising single track. ANd then you come to the junction with strawberry gulch and the homestead trail. I have only taken the Strawberry gulch trail back to pine valley ranch. But from homestead you can access the great buffalo creek trail network.