Buck Peak Trail #615

  

This is a short out and back side trip from the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 on the northwest side of Mount Hood. The summit of Buck Peak offers a great view of Mount Hood and Lost Lake.  This trail sees light use. The remains of an old lookout tower are visible from the top of the peak.

This trail starts at its junction with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 (4,480’) and climbs to the summit of Buck Peak (4,720’).  This trail can be accessed by traveling on the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 5.7 miles south of the Indian Springs trailhead or by travelling 7.3 miles north on the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 from the Lolo Pass trailhead.  The portion of Pacific Crest Trail #2000 from Indian Springs to the beginning of this trail (#615) is very scenic.   

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail has not been maintained.
Open Season: June - undefined
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR head east on I-84 to the junction with Highway 281. Connect up with the Lost Lake Rd. At the junction of Lost Lake Rd. and Forest Road 13 head west until you come to the junction with the Forest Road 1310. The trailhead is located along the 1310.660 Rd.  This trail is accessed by traveling on the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 5.7 miles south of the Indian Springs trailhead or 7.3 miles north of the Lolo Pass trailhead.

Pacific Crest Trail information- www.fs.usda.gov/pct


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles

  Latitude : 
45.4989

  Longitude : 
-121.8605

  Elevation : 
4480' - 4720'

 

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