This is a motorized route with a seasonal closure from January to March.
The only legal access to the trail is from the Horse Cove Gap trailhead, on the eastern end of the route. A daily fee of $5 is required.
The Buffalo Mountain ATV Trail is a rugged route with constant climbing and descending. The trail runs along a ridgeline and ranges from hard-packed to loose and sandy to very rocky and challenging. There are several steep climbs and descents, the biggest going in and out of the Pinnacle Road drainage.
There is no legal access on the western end of the route. The turn-around point is Organ Gap.