Buffalo Trace Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Buffalo Trace Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near French Lick, IN that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

5.8 miles 778 feet Loop


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The trail at French Lick Resort begins with the 5.5 mile, Buffalo Trace Trail. A beginner level loop that can be ridden either direction, leaving riders to enjoy a steady, easy climb followed by a fast and flowing decent no matter which direction they choose. Beginner Trails Buffalo Trace Trail (5.5 mile loop with shortcut option) Intermediate Trails Waterfall Loop (3.5 mile loop)

1 month ago

Nice trail. Not steep. Group of seven of us went out on the 2.1 mile loop using the Trail 2 shortcut. It was perfect morning activity.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Very hard not for beginners , but pretty view.

4 months ago

Nice little trail, not a 5 star nor expert to hike, like advertised. wooded switchback up climb a ridge and back. rainy times may be better with creek beds

4 months ago

Fantastic! Rugged and challenging, but well maintained, was not disappointed with this trail at all. Will definitely be going back!

4 months ago


5 months ago

Just wonderful. Rocks, waterfall, pine thickets and a host of wildlife. Came out at dusk and the deer were all around, leaving the forest just like me. Early spring, and perfect coverage.

9 months ago

trail running
1 year ago

I ran this trail on foot this morning at 9:00. It took me about an hour with stops. There was SO much wildlife and it was beautiful! Not once did I encounter another person, but I did cross a box turtle digging a nest, two fawns, a pileated woodpecker, a red headed woodpecker, and multiple deer; all RIGHT on the path. Who knows what else I would've seen if I would have slowed down and walked the path. It was absolutely beautiful and I'm going back to do it again tomorrow morning.

trail running
2 years ago

Trail is nice and clear. A little bit of something for everyone. Hills, creeks, etc. The loop I keep ending up on is 8 miles from the parking lot at the Valley Links golf course.

trail running
3 years ago

This trail is well maintained and is a great escape. They update the status of the trails on the French Lick Mountain Biking facebook page.