Buck Lake

Total Miles
2.8

Elevation

2,455.54 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The lower part of the trail from the Mckinney Rubicon to the lake is only a 5-difficulty rating however if you continue to follow the trail above the lake the trail becomes a 7-difficulty rating. The lake itself is beautiful and had quite a few camping spots. If you have a capable rig and can climb the trail to the top you will drive threw some great wildflower spots and be able to take in some awesome views of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness. A detour at the top of the trail to Ellis Lake and or Ellis Peak makes for a short but worthwhile place to check out.

Photos of Buck Lake

Buck Lake
Buck Lake
Buck Lake

Difficulty

The lower half of the trail getting up to Buck Lake from Mckinney Rubicon is moderate only a 5 difficulty however if you head up towards the top there is one rock section that gives this trail a 7.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Horton Horton
Jul 29, 2023
1986 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
Sebastian M
Jul 08, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Trailer Parking at the base of Blackwood Canyon to come in from the top or at Rubicon Trail to come in from the bottom

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