Buckeye Ridge Trail

At A Glance


5.4 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 5.4
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 304


This trail has panoramic views from open fields of Max Patch, follows both trail and old road. Park on SR 1182 at Cherry Ridge trailhead.

Intersecting Trails

  • Appalachian Trail - Max Patch to Hot Springs
  • Long Loop
  • This trail is located in the Max Patch Mountain & Harmon Den Area area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Max Patch Mountain & Harmon Den Area trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Buckeye Ridge - Max Patch Road to FS 3534

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.77 mi

    Buckeye Ridge - FS 3534

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.72 mi

    Buckeye Ridge - Max Patch Loop to Loop Portion

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.89 mi

    Buckeye Ridge - Loop Portion S

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.49 mi

    Buckeye Ridge - Loop Portion N

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.45 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 3.32 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



    Average Rating: 2.8 (rated 4 times)

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    Angel H said: Very grassy and not such a nice hike in the rain. Better for horses than hiking. In dry weather would be an ok add on to Max Patch trail.

    Thursday, July 4 2013 4:19pm
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