Hike the Buckeye Valley Trail From Red Lock

Red Lock: http://goo.gl/maps/L7YH

Trail Map: http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/uploa...

This hike is rated ruggedly moderate to difficult but fun due to terrain and elevation changes. The weather should be great for this due to the fact that most of this area is wooded and at an evening time. Wear a good hiking shoe because of roots and rough ground. The area is currently dry to moist. Recommend water. We will be hiking this at a relatively fast pace at approximately 3 -3.5 mile per hour and moving counter clockwise around the loop starting with the Valley Trail. It will then connect back to Red Lock on the Buckeye Trail moving south. This is a fun area along with interesting climbs and ridges that make for an enjoyable workout. One of my favorite trails in the whole park. Starting this at 6:30 in order to give people in traffic jambs a break. This hike is aprox 6-3/4 miles. About an hour and 50 minutes.
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Always remember to prepare well and hike at your own risk



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  • Susan

    Thanks for the warning about ticks! Great hike.

    May 10, 2013

  • Wade

    Picked up a tick coming out along the river from snowville rd.

    May 9, 2013

  • Wade

    Thanks for coming out folks!

    May 9, 2013

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    A former member

    Great work out tonight!

    May 9, 2013

  • Tom

    Sounds fun!

    May 8, 2013

  • David B.

    Is this a reasonably good hike for my big dog? We just did 15 miles on Sunday so the distance is no problem, wondering about how crowded the trail usually is at that time of the evening. It is easier if not a ton of people. Thanks

    May 7, 2013

    • Wade

      Good time for a dog because it's mid week and less people.

      May 7, 2013

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