Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail

 6 votes

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

 

100% 

Runnable

Singletrack

53' 16 m

Ascent

-141' -43 m

Descent

632' 193 m

High

511' 156 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Unknown

Update

The Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail is a 2.1-mile, one-way trail which is part of the Carolina Thread Trail.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

Features: Birding — River/Creek — Wildlife

Description

The Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail is 2.1 miles one way, and is preserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The natural surface trail travels through restored oak-savanna, farmland, and also follows along Adams Creek.

The Buffalo Creek Trail is located in Cabarrus County and features natural surface along with gravel road which is popular for walking, hiking, running and mountain biking.

The trail starts winding through a restored oak-savanna and then meanders along farm fields of hay and grain. Before the trail finishes, it enters a younger forest and then along a bluff over Adams Creek. This is a popular trail for birders, home to many bird species including two ground-nesting birds; the imperiled Grasshopper Sparrow and Northern Shrike.

With help from the North Carolina Forestry Service and other agencies, routine prescribed fires are conducted to promote the warm-season grasses and create habitat for many bird species and other wildlife.

Flora & Fauna

You'll likely see a variety of birds along this route, so keep an eye out!

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Nov 27, 2016
Andy Gordon
Ran out and back. 4.3 miles total. Great trail for training. Not a lot of parking

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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