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blueBlack Buck Trail #226

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1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 362' 110 m
Descent: -329' -100 m
High: 1,285' 392 m
Low: 942' 287 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Chris Chaney

Short and sweet, but a killer on the quads.

Chris Chaney

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From Koomer Ridge Trail, Buck Trail immediately begins a descent into the Right Fork of Chimney Top Creek. The trail is in good shape, and the footing is good, but take care near the bottom when you can first see the creek as there is some slick limestone embedded in the trail.

After the rapid descent from the ridge, you get a heartbreakingly short reprieve before beginning the climb up to Pinch Em Tight Ridge. This thigh melting climb is lovingly referred to as "Buck You."

Just when you think you've got your lungs and legs back Buck Trail terminates at the Sheltowee Trace. You can swing right, drop down into Chimney Top Creek again, and return to Koomer Ridge and Buck Trail junction with a short jaunt on Rough Trail before picking up Koomer Ridge at the base of Cuss Joe Hill.

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Mar 30, 2019
Ryan Moore
1.5mi
Mar 24, 2019
Cameron Titus
Hiked with Sara. Parked at Koomer ridge start.
Mar 18, 2018
Chip Summers
Nov 4, 2017
Connie Head
Hiked up Koomer Ridge Trail, went along Hidden Trail, and hiked Buck Trail halfway before returning to Koomer Ridge Campground.
May 15, 2017
Aaron Fisher
Apr 12, 2016
Jeff Williams
Great trail, great campsite on the creek. McCrates favorite

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#41

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