Buckeye Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Buckeye Trail is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jolon, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

backpacking
1 month ago

Did a quick overnight from Salmon Creek Ranger station (non operational). Steep most of the way in to Buckeye camp but plenty of water even in September (2 creeks still flowing and plenty of water at the Rangers station and at buckeye camp). Overlooks were superb. Only 2 other hikers on the trail but brush was nicely cleared and no poison oak was reaching onto the trail. One small slide area about 1 1/2 miles before buckeye camp but besides that all of the trail was well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

I hiked this trail to Buckeye camp and back, and it was a beautiful trail. Four creeks were still flowing at the trickle level. The views of the coast are beautiful at the one mile point and there is plenty of beautiful mountain scenes. The trail is easy to follow but tricky in places, so watch your step. Also, most of the trail is uphill. Overall, very beautiful for the first 5 miles. I will be back to finish it to Villa camp Instagram @picbynathan