I've reported on Buck Mountain before. This is my after work mountain. I climbed it again this past Wednesday with my dog Rev. She was a little rambunctious when I got home from work so we headed to Buck from the Pilot Knob trailhead.
What made this trip unusual is that I didn't see a single person on the entire hike. Rev and I did it as a quick hike up and a trail run down.
|Tongue Range from Buck|
Lots of folks typically enjoy this as a half day hike. It's not an easy hike for people for which this is their only hike in a year. The trail climbs approximately 1950' in 3.1 miles.
The trail starts out gradual, but continually gets steeper until near the final summit plateau.
|Rev standing guard over southern Lake George|
It's so great to have a mountain like this that I can access in minutes from my house. I never fail to enjoy a trip up Buck.
Hike Distance: 6.2 miles
Hike Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes (as a trail run)
Total Vertical Gain: ~1950'