Buck Creek Trailhead- 18W01

Area Status: Open

Buck Creek Trail (18W01) 

Difficulty: moderate to difficult

Length: 11.25 miles

SESPE WILDERNESS - More information on the Sespe Wilderness: www.wilderness.net

Maps: 7.5 minute USGS topographic maps (Black Mountain)

The Buck Creek Trailhead (elev. 3060 ft.) is located at the southern end of Hardluck Campground (which is currently Closed) and Forest Service Rd. 8N24.  Trailhead parking is located 3.0 miles away at the locked gate off of Los Alamos Road, located adjacent to the southern portion of Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area.  There are no facilities at the parking area or trailhead. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Walk-in 3 miles from Alamo Fire Station. Road closed at gate.
Reservations: Wilderness trail camps are first-come, first-serve, no reservations; maximum group size 25 people.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: An Adventure Pass is NOT required for parking at the Buck Creek Trailhead 
Permit Info: For current fire restrictions and campfire permit information, contact the Mt. Pinos Ranger District at (661) 245-3731 ext. 0 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Gorman or Castaic, California
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Pinos Ranger District 
34580 Lockwood Valley Rd.
Frazier Park, CA 93225
Phone: (661) 245-3731 ext. 0.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking



Fee charged for some activities: none
Parking: Yes
Toilets: none
Drinking water: none

Recreation Areas

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