Day Hike - Buck Mountain/Elbo Creek


Day Hike - Buck Mountain/Elbo Creek

Trail climbs steadily through forest to forest road and continues along the road to the summit of Buck Mt.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Meet at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way, NW, at 8:00 am.

This is a moderate hike, 6 miles, round trip with 2,000. ft. elevation gain.  The trail switchbacks up through the forest on a ridge next to Elbo Creek.    You can hear the creek from the trail, but you can't actually see it.  The last  1/2 mile or so is on forest roads 030 and 043 to the summit of Buck Mountain.


Buck Mountain/Elbo Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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