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

Allowed Uses:

See more details.


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
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.


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:

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



No additional photos are available.


No reviews are available. Be the first to leave one!


Suggest an Edit

Do you see a problem with this trail data? Contact us below: