Buck Mountain

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.55 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
2,578
elevation (ft)

Loop
3:10
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a beautify ride with plenty of challenging single track on a ridge surrounding the Methow Valley. The ride begins with a steep ascent up a forest service road followed by plenty of rolling single track. The single track meanders through sage covered hillsides and piney forest before a hair raising descent back to your vehicle. Outside of Moab, this is one of my favorite all time rides. It is not for beginners unless they are very willing to get off the bike and walk down some of the technical sections.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (3 total check-ins)
  tmdenkinger   on Jun 30, 2018
  piotrek21   on May 12, 2018
  Russ C   on May 31, 2015
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Reviews (12)
 

Granny Gear

September 2, 2019
konakast Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not sure why everyone likes this trail so much. If I traveled back in time to 1998 I think the trail would be amazing. This trail is the reason dropper posts were invented!

Similar Trail: Forest service roads




Bunny Hop

March 11, 2016
jaderrick Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I'm not really sure what the big deal is about this trail, but it was fun. The ride is about a 4.5 mile hump up a fire road followed by a few miles of up and down singletrack. Once you clear the trees and hit the scrub brush, it gets really fast and fun. Overall my GPS said we did 14.5 miles. Nothing technical about the trail; no jumps or drops, just pure XC. It's a great trail and fun to ride, but there are MANY more trails and networks in Washington that deserve to be higher rated than this one. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking to spend a day on the trail, as the scenery is amazing. I would rate this an overall green. Fun, but it doesn't give you that nervous feeling like so many other trails in the state.

Similar Trail: Rendevous Loop




Bunny Hop


June 16, 2015
gromdog37 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Beautiful ride with amazing views. The climb in the beginning was a leg burner, but we were rewarded with fun and flows singletrack and beautiful vistas. Bonus points for the cows on the trails, which apparently are let out to pasture there after June 1st. Would have liked a jump here and there or some more technical sections, but this ride is definitely a must do anyways.




Bunny Hop

May 31, 2015
Russ C Bunny Hop  
 
Review: All uphill the first 3 miles. Watch for signage, it's easy to get lost. Single track is in great condition and some of the views are amazing. Worth the climb up!




Granny Gear

April 3, 2015
ENDO Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is an amazing ride, spectacular views and great single track.




Gramcounter

August 14, 2014
Tldow Gramcounter  
 
Review: GREAT RIDE - don't miss this one if you are in the area!




Granny Gear


July 8, 2014
 
Review: Wow, such a fun trail. A short (~4 mile) ride up a fire road and then you get on the singletrack for miles of ridgeline, mostly in the sun, with some tree cover in places. Excellent panoramic views along the way. This trail is what I call a Giggler, because the vast majority of the ride I was giggling at how much fun I was having.




Gramcounter


June 27, 2013
roadfox Gramcounter  
 
Review: Very nice loop. 18 miles, 2000ft elev gain. Forest road clim then lots of nice mostly smooth singletrack. Dont mindthe no parking sign at the trailhead.




Granny Gear

June 5, 2013
tlocati Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great mountain bike trail for multiple skill levels. Combination tree coverage and open ridge line single track. Close enough to town to bike to (nice climb to trail head) or drive to the lake and ride the loop from there.




Poseur

May 13, 2012
dutchport Poseur  
 
Review: Awesome trail close to town. There is a current logging operation going on that has a portion closed. Check with local shop to find out about alternative route. Or start at Buck Lake side and follow signs. Flowers were out in force this weekend!



Buck Mountain MTB Trail 4.55 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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