Buck Lake Trail #728

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is a very kid-friendly hike to a quiet alpine lake. There are campsites at the lake. This trail begins at Buck Lake Road (Forest Road 5810-210) (3,820’) and ends at Buck Lake (4,080’). The trail climbs at a moderate grade to the west shore of Buck Lake

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail Open, but be alert for down trees, hanging limbs, debris, and trail damaged caused by the Labor Day windstorm and winter ice storm. Access roads are limited and require navigation and backcountry skills. Check Riverside Fire damage for closures.
Reservations: Not required
Fees No fee
Permit Info: Not required
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Water: Bring your own drinking water
Restroom: No
Passes: Not required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:  first come first serve pack in & pack out, bring your own water.  Clackamas River Ranger District, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055  971-333-4100

General Information


From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.2 miles to Oak Grove Fork Road (Forest Road 57) (approximately at milepost 50). Turn left (east) on Oak Grove Fork Road and travel 7.4 miles to High Rock Road (Forest Road 58). Turn left (northeast) on High Rock Road and travel 1.1 miles to Forest Road 5810. Turn right (east) on Forest Road 5810 and travel 4.9 miles to Forest Road 5810-210. Turn left (northwest) on Buck Lake Road (Forest Road 5810-210) and travel 0.5 mile to the marked trailhead at a pullout on the left (west) side of the road.



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  Area/Length : 
0.4 miles

  Elevation : 
3820' - 4080'


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