Hike to Buck Ridge Lookout

Rate this Adventure 2778 Spruceton Road

Distance

6 Miles

Elevation Gain

1906 Feet

Activities

Running, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

The hike to Buck Ridge Lookout is a scenic 6 mile loop in Phoenicia Wild Forest.

This trail takes hikers through a gorgeous forest, past Diamond Notch Falls, to a glorious viewpoint from Buck Ridge Lookout. There are plenty of great, shaded spots along the trail that are perfect for a drink of water or a quick snack. 

This hike is do-able year round: bring crampons or snowshoes in the winter, enjoy wildflowers in the spring and summer, and gorgeous autumn colors on the foliage in the fall. 

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

6 Miles

Elevation Gain

1906 Feet

Activities

Running, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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