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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +60/ -61 ft
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Buffalo Lake

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#44 of 108 mountain bike trails in Kentucky
#5,061 in the world

Short trail with excellent obstacles. Rough in spots and new sections being added. Great place to work on acceleration out of corners. Confidence builder at bridge across the creek as far as both climbing up and descending. Mix and match sections to vary length and terrain.

First added by Timmy Huge on Apr 27, 2018. Last updated Apr 8, 2021. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Commerce Drive Elizabethtown located at Buffalo Lake. Past Texas Roadhouse. Can also park at Hardin County Justice Center in downtown Elizabethtown. Take Haycraft Mill Trail our to the Buffalo system.
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Good (on Sep 7, 2022)
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  • C-Lo

    Like everyone has said this trial is easy to get to and pretty fun to ride. I rode the day after a light rain and the trail was pretty slick in some spots. It is a local trail for me and has a lot to offer. I will write another review when I have been on all parts of the trail. Low foot traffic the day I was there. Well marked and easy to follow.

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  • Davidhaines10

    Fantastic local single-track trail accessible from just off I-65 or downtown Elizabethtown. Well-maintained, but can get slick or muddy if it has rained a lot. Moderately difficult for technical or conditioning level. Beginners can ride if they keep their limitations in mind. Total length if you follow red or yellow arrow trail markers is just under 9 miles. The red and yellow markers mark clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Post-ride restaurants and beverages easily reachable on bike off of Commerce Drive or in downtown. If you stop in let them know Buffalo Lake and mountain biking brought you to town!

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  • FlatTopFred

    This is a very nice trail system. It is well laid out, clearly marked and easy to follow. Efforts of the volunteers are seen throughout the park. There are only a couple of short climbs and virtually no technical areas. So, it would be a great trail to take a beginner. I drove from Louisville to ride the trail and would say it was worth the trip.

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  • kerrilee14

    This has become my new go to trail. Beautiful XC trail with a few small climbs/descents. There are some tech sections and they seem to be continually adding in new sections. There are great views of the lake, a creek that runs thru the trail as well as a few historical sights. Highly recommend, it's well maintained and in a great location as well right off of I-65.

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