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Buffalo Mountain ATV Trail Out and Back

Intermediate
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Trail

22.4 mile 36.0 kilometer out and back
0% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,434' 1,047 m
Descent: -3,429' -1,045 m
High: 3,175' 968 m
Low: 2,421' 738 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

A challenging ridgeline route in Cherokee National Forest.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Overview

The Buffalo Mountain ATV Trail is a challenging out-and-back ride across a heavily forested ridgeline.

Need to Know

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.

Description

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.

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Headed downhill, there is a large rocky drop on the other side of this point.
Nov 10, 2016 near Unicoi, TN
Midway.
Jul 23, 2017 near Unicoi, TN
Peak Fall in the CNF.
Dec 7, 2018 near Unicoi, TN
Trail just after intersection
Jan 7, 2015 near Unicoi, TN
Trail intersection
Jan 6, 2015 near Unicoi, TN

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