Buffalo Creek Park Trail

At A Glance


3.5 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.5 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles

This trail is located in the Buffalo Creek Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Buffalo Creek Park trails list page.


This trail, which doesn't really have a name per se (other than "the loop trail" or "trail: phase 1") is a newly-constructed, machine-built path. It's rather wide, but it was built to accommodate multiple uses (bikes and hikers). It winds through lots of unnecessary switchbacks - great for riding, but a bit redundant for hiking, since it doesn't seem to really get anywhere fast. And the giant water turnouts make for a lot of up and down which - again - is tailored more to bicycle use.

Still, it's not a bad hike. The forest is mixed, with a patch of hemlocks still surviving near the bottom. There's no water to speak of other than at the very bottom as well. At the high point, a neat rock outcrop is worth exploring (but beware of the poison ivy covering the rock below the trail). There are limited wintertime views, including nearby Bald Mountain Lake.


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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:

Buffalo Creek Park - Main Trail to Parking

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.16 mi

Buffalo Creek Park - Main Trail to Rumbling Bald

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 300 ft

Buffalo Creek Park - Main Trail to Split

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.22 mi

Buffalo Creek Park - Split N to Rocks

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.63 mi

Buffalo Creek Park - Split S to Rocks

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.54 mi

Total Calculated Length: 3.61 mi

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



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