Buck Trail - Nottingham County Park is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nottingham, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Buck Trail bisects the Natural Area. Traveling east to west, it is situated on the highest elevations in the park, providing some of the most spectacular views of the valleys to the north. You are truly in the barrens when hiking this trail. The trail also features several abandon mine pits. This trail runs 2.73 miles and runs point to point. Road access is available on the west end, while the east end is accessible from other trails that connect it to the parking lot. Chrome Trail leaves the parking lot then connects to Doe Trail, then Buck trail or the extreme end of Buck Trail by way of the Fire Break Trails. The trail system can be complicated to first time visitors, but makes for an interesting hike. The Serpentine Barons are definitely different than any other hikes in this general area, and worth a look. The history of the mines adds an element of intrigue.
I took the trail from west to east, starting in the forested section. Shortly in there is a steep climb and there is a lot of up and down along this trail. Most of the trail is gravel or exposed bedrock but in some places I was glad to have my boots and not just sneakers. Not much shade even in the forested section, so don't forget your hat.