Buffalo Creek Park

Buffalo Creek Park


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Hiking Walking/Running Cycling Equestrian Paddling Disc Golf

Length 3.5 mile loop (connects to Weed Patch Trail)

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Though designed with mountain bikers in mind, this a multi-use park suitable for runners and hikers as well. This is the only bike trail system of its
kind within 20 miles. It features banked turns, rollers, and berms. The main trail is a 3.5-mile loop. The trail is challenging due to the elevation

From the public parking area on Buffalo Creek Road, there is a short, graveled path with a bridge over Buffalo Creek. The main trail is to the right, shortly
after the bridge. The first 1/4-mile of the trail accommodates two-way traffic. After that, the trail is a loop with hikers/runners going one way and
bikers the opposite.
Travel direction on the loop part of the trail varies by day. The current rotation is as follows:

M, T, Th, Sa – Hikers Clockwise, Bikers Counterclockwise

W, F, Su – Hikers Counterclockwise, Bikers Clockwise

Parking at the trailhead was recently expanded and can no handle about 35 cars. Overflow parking is allowed along Buffalo Creek Road.

The Weed Patch Mountain Trail, an 8.6-mile long connection from the end of the current extension to Eagle Rock on Chimney Rock State Park land.

For additional info see the town’s webpage for the trail: http://www.townoflakelure.com/buffalo-creek-park.php

The trail is part of the newly designated Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail System. That system is envisioned to be more than 100 miles of trails throughout
Hickory Nut Gorge. To read more about the plans and see a map of the current and proposed trails see the link below:


WHERE: 2191 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746

DIRECTIONS: Located off Buffalo Creek Road just north of Rumbling Bald Resort.

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Posted 02.08.2017
Willie Lowe

Willie Lowe

The mountain bike trail at Buffalo Creek was severely damaged during the Party Rock fire control efforts . Repairs have just been completed and the original 3.5 mile loop is now reopened for pedestrians and bikers. The repairs are very good but users should stay on the trail and avoid cutting switchbacks to help prevent erosion. Photos of the damaged area and repairs are posted for reference.



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