Buffalo Creek Park Mountain Biking:
This 200-acre park offers the first opportunity for a mountain experience that will challenge your fitness and offer great views and varied terrain. This trail is the first loop at Buffalo Creek Park and provides a strong shot of climbing without harsh technical difficulty. It’s smooth and flowing and popular with hikers and trail runners.
The 3.5-mile loop will be extended by 7-10 miles of trail through rugged back country, ascending another 2,000 feet to reach ridge lines and scenic viewpoints. The trail will connect with Chimney Rock State Park on the north side of Rumbling Bald Mountain, itself a popular destination for climbers and boulders. A bike-accessible cirque of the entire northern valley is planned, along with an extended through-hiking experience that circumnavigates Lake Lure in a 30-40 mile trail that summits several surrounding peaks.
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Directions From Chimney Rock: Head toward Lake Lure on US-64 E/US-74 ALT E for 7.1 miles to a left turn onto onto Bills Creek Road for 2 miles. Turn left onto Buffalo Creek Road and continue for 2.4 miles and look for the parking area for the trail system on the left.