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Buck Mountain Out and Back -- Silver Falls State Park

We will hike the Buck Mountain Trail to the junction of Catamount and Perimeter Trails, return the same way, and warm up at the nearby Big Leaf Coffeehouse & Grill. This is one of my favorite local hikes … a mossy old-growth forest right in our own backyard. Part of Silver Falls’ expansive backcountry, Buck Mountain is one of the less-traveled areas in the park, a quiet place inhabited by bears, mountain lions and other wildlife. Plan on muddy conditions. This hike is limited to 8 participants. 

Difficulty: Medium

Pace: Moderate

Hiking Distance: 7 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 650 feet

Driving Distance: 54 miles RT

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Friday, March 08, 2024

Additional Info:
Trip Leader(s):
Nadene LeCheminant
503-409-6666 (p)
503-409-6666 (c)
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Trip Leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.

Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum of 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MÉDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, elevation gain 1000-2000 feet
HARD: Long, difficult, and strenuous

To reimburse drivers for vehicle operation costs, the suggested donation by passengers is $0.10 per mile per person to the driver.