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Buck Prairie, OR

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Rated  Favorite Wish List OR > South
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Distance Round Trip 8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,355 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Jun, Sep, Jul, Aug
Sun  5:51am - 6:18pm
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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.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Buck Prairie
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    This was a recent trip around Christmas, visiting family back in my hometown of Medford, OR.

    Buck Prairie trail system gets consistent snow from late November through mid-April. The conditions on this day were excellent, with snow falling the entire time we were out. The trails aren't groomed, but they get enough use to find well-structured ski tracks. Another plus about Buck Prairie is that snow mobiles are prohibited. So on a weekday, this is a quiet place to explore in the fresh snow. Most of the trails are intermediate difficulty with simple gradients. You can link many trails together with opportunities for over 30 miles of skiing. Hyatt Lake is nearby and offers cabins for rent.

    I love this place, and it's a must-visit winter destination for anyone visiting Southern Oregon.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To XC ski
    From Ashland, OR, head east on Hwy 140. After about 25 miles, turn right into Buck Prairie parking area. Snow Park Pass Required (available at BLM/FS Interagency offices).
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