Buffalo Mountain ATV Trail #29
ElevationAscent: 1,658' 505 m
Descent: -1,572' -479 m
High: 3,169' 966 m
Low: 2,424' 739 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“A challenging ridgeline route in Cherokee National Forest.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
Riders can also shuttle up forest road 188 (also on Dry Creek Road) by car, or use it as an alternate/easier option to reach to the top. Most use the fire-tower parking lot as the turn around point (easily identified with a yellow gate blocking off car traffic to the tower), or for the ultimate challenge you can drop down the back side (as this route map shows) before your return trip. With nearly 2,000ft of climbing it's no surprise that this trail is popular with e-bikes.
Plan some extra time to take in the incredible views along the way...we promise it's worth the effort!
Trail #29 is multiuse with ATV's and while you won't exactly find a traffic jam, as with any multidirectional trail, always be aware of your surroundings and keep your bike in control at all times. There is a $5 per vehicle parking fee in the feed tube at the trailhead, so bring some cash.
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