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Buck Creek Trail is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trout Lake, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 1,194 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Blowdown

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Getting There

Parking. A US Forest Pass is required,

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Trout Lake: Follow Highway 80 north to the forest boundary. Continue on 80 to Forest Route 31. Take 31 approximately one mile west to the trailhead. Once in the national forest, follow signs to Horse Camp, then go just a bit beyond for the Trail 54 trailhead.

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Emily Schinnell
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HikingRocky

Sections of the hike are rocky and fall horse poop making it precarious to walk. However a great location and peaceful hike with medium use.

Mona Davies
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Hiking

The hike was perfect! A drizzly day, a bit of elevation ups and downs. I thoroughly enjoyed the hike. I went on a Monday, when no one else was on the trail. A great out and back if you are limited for time.

Caleb Hubbell
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Jennifer Basham
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Hiking

Great hike not too strenuous. Beautiful water features. Definitely had to look for the spring at the second stream and so happy we found it. We were the only ones on the path and thoroughly enjoyed the hike.

SFC WILLIAM B SMITH US ARMY RET
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Hiking

We hiked in about 2.5 miles. We crossed three bridges and passed the sign for the 41 rd. Trail. It was very quiet in late October with beautiful colors and cool weather. Mostly a wooded trail with some really cool rock outcroppings and steep cliff side views above the water. Great Rappelling spots along the way. This is a great coorie day hike, as they say in Scotland.

CJ W.
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Lisa Johnson
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Hiking

Small waterfalls and bridge near beginning of hike. VERY dusty in August. We took a large family group with adults and kids of all ages. We did a 2.5 out and back. Went to stream area where the spring comes out of the ground at about 1.25 into hike. This is not far off the trail to the right. There are a lot of fallen logs in this area and a fairly worn trail that leads off main trail to stream.

BarbDave Briggs
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Hiking

It was a gorgeous June day. We only made it up about half way (~2 miles in) before the trail began to get too overgrown for our lady hikers in shorts. It was a clear and sunny day and we were hoping to get to the top to see some amazing views... maybe next time. Still... the trail was beautiful and quiet. Loved the rushing water under the two bridges we crossed. Plenty of shade and filtered sunshine during our mid-morning hike. Lots of tall timber and lots of fallen timber along the water. We passed just one other hiker and a set of two horseback riders on beautiful horses. The trail is mostly softened dirt with occasional fertilizer morsels... courtesy of the horses.

Michele Davis
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Hiking

Loved this trail! Hardly anyone on it! Passed a group of bikers and group of horseback riders! It was so quiet! The bridges were beautiful!

Daniel Walker
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Hiking

great fairly flat trail with nice bridges. I did this trail in conjunction with 39,73,40,and 38 trails to make a big loop. along buck creek it is very green and shaded for the most part. If you venture up to Crofton ridge (trail 73) you end up in the burnt forest, with lots of hazard trees to watch for.

Amy Case
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Hiking

The creek(s) that follow this trail are just lovely. This is the quietest hiking I've done in a long while; absolutely no traffic sounds and when we were there, we didn't spot another human. The trail is mostly easy with 2-3 short, medium-grade slopes. Incredible array of mushrooms in November. There were several spots that had trees blown down, blocking the path, but they were pretty easy to go over/around. Also we saw a few patches of snow in the lower area near the creek.

Greg Chokas
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Allen Greene
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B B
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Meara Butler
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Ali Shaw
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Stephen Gagnon
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Jihyun Chung
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Carol Setliff
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Derek White
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Carol Setliff
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Charyl Beard
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AllTrails User
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Tammy Binschus
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Murray Jenkins
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Louis Loprinzi
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Janie A.
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Chris Fulton
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