Buck Mtn/Elbo Creek
Mark Thibault (Qualified Youth Leader)
Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene
Located on Buck Mountain Road aka Rocky Point Road aka Forest Road 2767, the Elbo Creek Trail is one of the abandoned trails to the summit up of Buck Mountain. The trail provides for a quiet hike up long switchbacks that open to the NE to provide an occasional view of Mt Walker. In the end, the last 400 feet elevation gained are off trail and and are to a ridge looking SE at the Hood Canal. Elbo Creek is directly across Hwy 101 from Mt Walker in the Quilcene area.
If there is not too much snow on the road, we may try for the top of Buck Mtn which would add almost another 3000 ft of elevation gain and another 3 miles total to the hike. Traction devices such as Yak Traks or Microspikes highly advised.