Hiking Project Logo

Buck Ridge Trail

 4.8 (4)

Length


2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


1,485' 453 m

Ascent

-6' -2 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

2,666' 813 m

High

1,187' 362 m

Low

Shared By Donovan Fitzgerald

Conditions


All Clear 93 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees History

Getting forecast...

A steep trail that leads you up to and along the Buck Ridge on its way to Skyline Dr and the Buck Hollow Trail.

Donovan Fitzgerald

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The beginning of this trail starts off the Buck Hollow Trail just after you have crossed two streams via large boulders. You'll make a left at the trail junction and shortly cross a third stream without the benefit of large boulders. Just past this final stream crossing, the trail begins an abrupt ascent utilizing rocks, logs and dirt made stairs. The aggressive ascent continues until you reach the beginning of the Buck Ridge.

The trail proceeds along the ridge and continues to rise in elevation, but at a much easier rate.

The entire trail is an absolutely beautiful mixture of views, forestation, and wild flowers.The trail finally terminates at the Hazel Mtn Trail just a short distance to the Meadow Spring Parking Area.

It is highly recommended that you take a right on the Hazel Mtn Trail until you reach the Buck Hollow Trail. You can return back to your starting point using the Buck Hollow Trail to descend back into the valley, which provides new views and gentle grades.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Shenandoah National Park Flora & Fauna.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Jul 14, 2018
Ellie Klerlein
7mi — 3h 00m
Feb 18, 2018
James Ortmann
2mi
Oct 6, 2017
Patrick Audant
Jul 1, 2017
Shawn Hanna
May 3, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
It starts out pretty aggressively uphill, but once you get on the ridge this trail is pure beauty. I highly recommend making a loop with the hollow: 2.7mi
Apr 11, 2017
Christopher Hewlett
Nov 19, 2016
Eden Wadsworth
Jun 25, 2016
Chip Buckley

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#3944

Overall
  4.8 from 4 votes
5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#115

in Virginia

#3,944

Overall
39 Views Last Month
603 Since Dec 1, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
33%
33%
33%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking