Buffalo Trace Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Buffalo Trace Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near French Lick, Indiana that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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)

7 days ago

park at practice golf course much closer to trailhead

hiking
17 days ago

Very nice trail... would not call it moderate, would rate it easy. went on beautiful day with 6 adults, 5 children ages 6-10 and one small dog. Loved the hike, did trail #2... about 5.1 miles and had a great time. next time will do trail #2 and #3 for about 8.5 miles. Trail' s entrance located on French Lick Hotel grounds. Surprised we saw no one else on the trail that beautiful day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Took Trail 2 shortcut for 2 miles with overweight adults and 3 kids. Nice hike took 1 hour.

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail for a quick run. A good balance between technical and non-technical. Park at the pro shop and start at the first tee sign; that accounts for the entire loop. Watch out for turtles hanging out on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

great trail for biking, lots of different challenges(hills, creek beds, fast downhills)... but still moderate enough for beginners to enjoy, absolutely love this trail, and be sure to do the trail 3 extension... for more of a challenge try Scales Lake in Boonville (awesome)...

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful trail... loved it

6 months ago

This trail was fun however it was much easier than a moderate trail should be. I would consider this trail easy for experienced hikers.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The fam (wife, 12 y/o, 8 y/o) and I hiked trail 2 which is 5.1 mi. Im not in good shape and it was a piece of cake, I would almost classify this as easy. I wanted to do trail 3 also which adds a few more miles, but the fam werent feeling it. About half way, they were dragging ass, so I made some corn pancakes on the emberlit stove and I couldnt believe how much better everyones mood was on the way out!

7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Made the short loop nice trail will be back.

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago