Buck Hills Forest Service Road is a gravel road that gets rocky at points, but 4WD is unnecessary. Any high-clearance vehicle can easily traverse this trail. This trail runs through Crown Land and has two nice lakes, both with recreation sites and primitive campgrounds.
Nicken Lake is the larger of the two lakes, and Goat Mountain Lake is to the east. Nicken is a wooded lake with two campgrounds, one at the northwest end and one at the east end of the lake. The individual campsites are very secluded, with trees and thick vegetation in between the sites. Both campgrounds are free and have vault toilets. Some of the campsites have lake views and access.
This trail provides access to the Aberdeen Columns hike, a short, steep uphill hike. The Columns are polygonal basalt originating from volcanic activity, rising to about 22 meters (75 feet) from the ground. They have a greenish color.
To access Buck Hills Road, you must take Aberdeen Lake Road, south of Lavington, BC. If you take the turnoff near the trail's western end, you can get down to Aberdeen Lake, which is a larger and scenic lake.
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