Buffalo Mountain Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews

Buffalo Mountain Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Willis, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

rocky

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3 months ago

Awesome hike with spectacular 360 views. Not steep, and goes by quickly. Recommend in off season.

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3 months ago

Absolutely spectacular views! In my book, it gives McAfee Knob a run for its money. Once you reach the top, you are greeted with a 360 view of the surrounding area. As others have mentioned, the actual walking trail is only about 1 mile. Once you reach a stump with the word "Buffalo" painted on it, I would say you're about half way. The trail has red markings and are frequent. The last 1/4-1/2 mile to the top does get fairly steep, but don't stop!! The views are well worth it.

4 months ago

Beautiful views and super easy hike. Definitely shorter than 4.2 miles, maybe less than half. Very enjoyable nonetheless!!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

This is an awesome hike that provides amazing panoramic views of the valley below at the end. The trail is actually only about 1 mile, the first mile can be driven and then there is a small parking area at the trailhead. It is relatively steep but is steady and not too strenuous, especially for those who have a bit more experience hiking. Even so, there were several children on the trail, so anyone can do it at their own pace, especially because it is a short distance. Coming back is very easy as it is all downhill.

4 months ago

360 view is great. My favorite view in the 540. Trail is pretty easy as well!

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4 months ago

Really great open expansive views of the beautiful rolling mountains and valleys around the area. Lots of room at the top to find a spot to lunch or lay or hangout Was pretty quiet the whole way didn't see too many people. The incline is steady on the way to the top but wasn't bad at all and definitely worth the view.

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6 months ago

Fun trail. Pleasant hike throughout, and great view of the waterfall with a nice viewing platform and bench.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

This trail was a great way to end our family trip. Had three kids and two dogs and we all had no problem doing it. It's basically a shortish uphill climb to the top where you will find some of the best views around from multiple angles! Seriously, the view is breathtaking. I have a manual shift Mazda 3 and the drive to the starting point was a bit harrowing. Be aware that the road has lots of potholes on the way up. Otherwise, fantastic hike!