Buck Prairie is a 8 mile round trip XC ski. Located 22 miles east-southeast of Medford Oregon. June and September are the best months to enjoy this skiing. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
This cross-country ski trail system is managed by the BLM and consists of almost 20 miles of interconnected trails on both public and private lands between Dead Indian Highway and Campers Cove near Hyatt Lake. You can access this area by using four separate trailheads. Two of these trailheads are on Dead Indian Hwy140,(Buck Prairie Nordic Ski Trail 1 and Buck Prairie Nordic Ski Trail II) and the others two are near Campers Coves. These trailheads are 15 to 25 miles respectfully from the beautiful city of Ashland Oregon.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.