Bucks Lake Wilderness Loop Backpacking

Quincy, California 95971

Bucks Lake Wilderness Loop Backpacking

Bucks Lake Wilderness Loop (Backpacking) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"While Bucks Lake is an extremely popular summer hangout for Northern Californians, the trails within the neighboring Bucks Lake Wilderness offer plenty of solitude and serenity. This scenic loop, which incorporates a short section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail, offers visitors picturesque lakes, cascading streams, wildflower-filled meadows, shady forests, and wideranging views. The general lack of use has resulted in few developed campsites, so backpackers will have to plan their route carefully and may have to branch off the loop in order to find the best spots. During the month of July, the area puts on a surprising display of wildflowers."

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Lassen Volcanic National Park (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"Hermits will love this trail, as few other than Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers favor this route. Generally, you will only see other humans on boats when you’re hiking the 3-mile stretch of trail along the northeast shore of Bucks Lake. In spite of this loop’s lack of popularity, it has much to offer, including scenic lakes, cascading streams, wildflower-filled meadows, shady forests, wide-ranging views, and side trips to Three Lakes and Spanish Peak. Established campsites are few and far between, requiring a bit of logistical planning as to where to camp."

Bucks Lake Wilderness Loop (Backpacking) Trip Reports

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there is no longer any parking at campground - we parked on pull-out along road before the campground. otherwise the guide is very accurate - great trail
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Trail Information

Quincy
Nearby City
21.4
Distance
4,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3-4 days
Duration
Summer through early fall
Season
Bucks Lake Wilderness, Plumas National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. Bucks Lake;
Local Maps

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