Buck Trail

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Buck Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nottingham, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.4 miles
383 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


bridge out



washed out

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. 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.

7 months ago

nice easy wide trail, good for casual riding.

9 months ago

Nicely maintained trails.

horseback riding
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Grate place for horses ,the trals could be marked a little better . But it was my first time there, can't wait to go back.

horseback riding
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great place for horses ,trails could be marked a little better . But this was my first time there .Can,t wait to go back.

horseback riding
Friday, July 15, 2016

This trail is very nice for hiking,biking, and horseback riding!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Beautiful park, would like better trail markings, easier to locate loops.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Nicely kept trails, did get lost a few times with the firebreak paths. Definitely will go back to picnic in the near future.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Nice forest trails with varying degrees of steepness. Not much in the way of unique landmarks other than he feldspar quarry but still a great way to escape into nature for a couple hours.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

We had a great time walking around the trails with our dog. It was nice that she didn't have to be on a leash. This was my wife's first time hiking and she did pretty good.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Nice well kept park and trails. Family friendly.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Loved this park, I connected multiple trails to make a loop. No crowds at all. I saw tons of wildlife while hiking the trails.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Spectacular! Very adventure-y!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Great park, large well kept serpentine barrens, like going to a different state, completely different from the rest of PA. The trails in the barrens have ZERO shade so I recommend spring and fall. Rolling hills, grasses and a few trees. if you are not familiar I would read up a little one this unique ecosystem before you go, you will appreciate it more.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

There are alot of ticks. The trails are a little confusing but it is a very nice hike.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

been here several times to train my dogs for Sar activities. Nice, be carefully in hunting season. I still can't find the horse trails. Picked up alot of ticks in the summer. Nice never seen it crowded. Great place for geocaching.
hope you enjoy, maybe well see you there, if you do you could hide and let my dogs track you down. haha

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