Buffalo Creek Park Loop and Extension

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Buffalo Creek Park Loop and Extension is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
928 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail is open to hiking, running and mountain biking. Bikes travel in the opposite direction. This is a beautiful forested trip with occasional views of Lake Lure and Youngs Mountain. Views are better in the winter. There is a challenging climb in either direction on the loop. The extension goes west from near the high point of the loop. Trail has banked curves for bikers. Parking is limited at this point with enough room for 6-8 cars. The Town of Lake Lure is working on additional parking.

trail running
6 months ago

Cons: Ugly. Definitely designed for mountain biking, but full of red mud and lacking in anything resembling scenery.

Pros: Beautifully maintained, trail markers every .5 miles, very nice clockwise/counterclockwise system.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday, November 29, 2015

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014