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Buffalo Lake Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elizabethtown, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
49 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running


bird watching




wild flowers


Short nice trail around the lake there adding more trails but this is the primary trail easy with some nice scenery

rough neighborhood, not a lot of traffic. today was kinda muddy, and didnt have much time, so didn't go too far. ill be back to check out the lake loop though. I imagine that the summer could be pretty gross down here.

1 month ago

A nice hike to get the blood flowing! I imagine the views of the lake will be really nice when the leaves come in.

The trails are a little scattered and not marked well, so there are some fits an starts, but it does get the mileage up!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail to hone various biking skills for beginners and experts alike. Trail length totals around 3 miles and has nice flow as well as a few berms and a shallow creek crossing. Recently added (1/19) section adds another .75 miles and weaves through a close knit evergreen forest. Good long climb followed by a brisk downhill through some tight trees. This is my go to trail when I want a quick good ride and easy to make laps to really tally up the miles. Trail is accessible as per the above map or from the town square just across the railroad tracks. Entering this way adds a good climb up a washout as well as additional forest riding. An out and back from the town square is roughly five miles.

3 months ago

The best part of this trail is the fill ridge that surrounds the dam. This presents a neat view of the lake of water that accumulates here.

The trail is not clearly marked and may sometimes split into other places along the way. My thought is that this probably occurred as a result of varying lake water levels throughout the year. It could also be a little muddy. There is no parking that we could see so we parked at the nearby business.

Overall, this was a solid two mile hike.

7 months ago

This is a nice place to go if you value some privacy in your run, as it is much less busy than Freeman Lake. I agree with the other reviews that there is a disappointing amount of trash around the lake and could use more signs. Otherwise it's a nice place.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

nice trail. it could use some signs

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Awesome. This was a short hike to see what is there. We will be back!

Monday, March 20, 2017

This is my go to trail when I don't have the time to drive to go hiking. Nice little trail that loops around the lake. Lake is very shallow but good for fishing. Sad thing is there's quite a bit of trash, mainly on shore, trail is pretty clean though. Fairly easy trail, some moderately steep parts. Creek is my favorite part.

24 days ago

5 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016