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Buck Canyon Trail

The Buck Canyon Trail is composed of Forest Service trails 1042 and 1046. The trail provides a portion of a link between two existing National Recreation Trails, the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail to the west (1074) and the Upper Rogue Trail (1048) to the east.

Length: 13.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: North of Medford, in the Rogue River National Forest. Trailhead on FS Road 6560 (Watson Falls Road), about one mile northwest of State Highway 230 (Diamond Lake Highway).
State(s): Oregon
Counties:
Longitude: -122.34204
Latitude: 43.08302

Driving Directions

From Medford, OR, take Highway 62 / Crater Lake Highway east. Then continue on Highway 230 / Diamond Lake Highway north for another 12 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 6560 and follow about a half of a mile to the trailhead.

Description

The Buck Canyon Trail is rich with a variety of natural features. In early summer, wildflowers reach their prime and hundreds of hummingbirds may be seen feeding on red horsemint. It passes through forests of incense-cedar and fir, open grassy meadows, and brush thickets of manzanita, chokecherry and occasional black oak.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
USDA Forest Service
Rogue River National Forest
Prospect Ranger Station
Prospect , OR 97536
(541) 560-3400

 

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