Buck Creek Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Buck Creek Trail is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, 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.

7.8 miles
1,194 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips






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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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!

Friday, May 29, 2015

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.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Wednesday, June 08, 2016