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Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

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Beautiful & Secluded

This is a beautiful spot for a hike, and it's off the beaten path. At some points during the walk... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
the best views in Floyd County

the road up to the parking area is really washed out in places but with care can navigate. I have... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
North Carolina
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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890 Moles Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24380
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

This is a beautiful spot for a hike, and it's off the beaten path. At some points during the walk, you can stop and hear nothing but the wind blow through the trees. Fantastic!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

the road up to the parking area is really washed out in places but with care can navigate. I have an SUV but noticed regular cars made it to the parking area. Hike up is moderate. Easier than used to be as they have added...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We go here once or twice a year. It is a good hike where the last part is steep but worth it for the view..

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rhonda562
Reviewed February 16, 2018

The mountain gets its name because, you guessed it, it is shaped like a bison's back. Drive part way, then hike up the "gradual" incline for a fabulous view off the steep side. Some wildlife; you may even see a snake or two. Especially awesome...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ol52-53
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We walk this at least twice a year. Even have done rock climbing on the side of it. Have taken a picnic to the top and enjoyed with my husband. We use this to train for our hunting trips out west.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shelby D
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a steep hike with switchbacks in some places hike but so worth it. The view is beautiful. You can see for miles.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

A short 1.1 mile hike takes you up to the top of Buffalo Mountain where you have a panoramic view of the area.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Buffalo Mountain is a 3971ft high mountain in Floyd County. The top is accessed by a steep one mile trail that climbs with numerous switchbacks. The site has unique vegetation due to the altitude and geology. More details on the Virgina DCR Natural Heritage website...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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