Buck Lake Trail
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Buck Lake Trail
Location: Siskiyou Wilderness, Del Norte County, CA
Miles: 3.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy – moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Users: Hikers, dogs, and horses permitted. No mountain bikes. No wheelchair access.
Features: Buck Lake, deer, bear, trout, meadows, Douglas and white and red fir forest, maples
Trail: Trail starts at the Doe Flat Trailhead. The first 0.75 miles is on a closed forest service road. The trail then goes through the forest and intersects with Buck Lake Trail. Take this trail for 0.1 miles to Buck Lake. There is camping at Doe Flat.
Buck Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile trail located in Siskiyou Wilderness. The actual trail begins after going through the Doe Flat trailhead for more than a half-mile and crosses with Buck Lake Trail. This leads you to Buck Lake. July to October are the best months to visit the place however, it is also the busiest except October.
There are also three walk-in campsites with fire rings and picnic tables provided at the trailhead. If you enjoy fishing, Buck Lake highlights this recreational activity as it has outstanding fishing spots accompanied by the peaceful atmosphere of the Siskiyou Wilderness.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Plan your hike
The trailhead is usually blocked by the snow usually during the wet season (November/December to mid-June, rarely into July) so be sure to plan your trip ahead.
2) Explore the wilderness
Interact with nature by doing some of the recreational activities provided in this trail.
3) Take pictures
Take pictures to keep memories of your hike, best to bring a good camera ideal to catch nature’s beauty.