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Bucklin Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,420 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers



over grown


no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Climb up to Mount vision via the Bucklin trail. This hike has beautiful views and is one of the lesser frequented areas. Take Muddy Hollow to bucklin. Return Via the Way you came

8 months ago

Trail needs maintenance - very narrow in sections due to brush over growth . Limited vistas up to Mt Vision.

A lot of the trail is overgrown and includes a bit of bushwhacking. It’s still lovely but indeed a tough hike.

over grown
9 months ago

We park at muddy hollow trail which was on the left, the bucklin trail was on the right. Wear pants! worth the hike!

Sat May 20 2017

A large part of the trail (probably 1/3) is seriously overgrown, almost disappearing entirely in some areas. It's a slog getting through those parts -- and wow, do you not want to wear shorts -- but the view at the top is amazing. The climb is steady but there are occasional flat sections to give your calves a rest. We enjoyed the hike but if no trail maintenance is done, we suspect it will be quite difficult to get through in another month.

Mon Feb 06 2017

Pretty nice trail, fairly mellow if you're at all used to California hiking. Trail was in good condition except for a few downed trees from a recent storm. Saw a ton of banana slugs and a few rough skinned newts. Took 2 hours out and back at a moderate pace; GPS and altimeter recorded 6.5 miles and 1545' elevation gain.

Mon Jul 11 2016

Great hike with a rewarding view of the coast and hillside. Some tiresome incline but a very well balanced hike and the distance feels great. We did the full in and out in just over 2 hours. The trail is overgrown (we went in mid-July) so you'll get scratched up on your legs if you don't wear long pants of some kind.

Tue Apr 19 2016

NOT DOG FRIENDLY. We considered turning our grass grazing dog into a miniature pony for this trail. AllTrails has some seriously misguided information about this hike! Can't attest to the actual hike as we never got a chance to hike in Point Reyes National Seashore!

Mon Apr 18 2016

WARNING. No idea how this hike is because I wasn't able to do it when we arrived - just wanted to warn those looking at it. It is NOT dog friendly. In fact, we learned that the vast majority of the trails in the area don't allow dogs because they allow horses (stupid horses!) or bikers. Come here to hike without the pooch because the hikes in general are gorgeous and amazing, just leave the doggy at home.

Sat Nov 14 2015

Great. Leisurely hike with great views!

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