Bucklin Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

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.

6.3 miles
1,420 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

no dogs

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

Saturday, 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.

Monday, February 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.

Monday, July 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.

Tuesday, April 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!

Monday, April 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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Great. Leisurely hike with great views!

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