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Buford Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

A solid run in the woods with one section with an impressive view.


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7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

85%

Runnable

1,730' 527 m

High

992' 302 m

Low

1,584' 483 m

Up

1,180' 360 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views

Runner Notes

I could trail run long sections of this, but most of the trails head straight up the hills (rather than switchbacks). That means they are in various stages of washing out. There are miles of opportunity to turn your ankles.

Description

There is an upper and lower parking lot separated by a gate. The start is steep and long. I took the left branch which leads, in about three miles, to a short side branch where you can enjoy a rest on the top of Bald Knob. You can see forever from there. Continuing around the loop, the right side goes through a long flat which can be muddy and probably floods. Finish the loop and head for your car.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of rocks with lichen. On a nice day in February, I saw 1 butterfly and several squirrels.

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Shared By:

Rick Ihnat

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#477

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Approximate location. On a hot day, this would be a good place to rest, roll down the car window, and cool off.
Mar 4, 2020 near Bismarck, MO
Trail diverges in the woods. Choose the route less traveled. It will make all the difference.
Mar 4, 2020 near Bismarck, MO
Bald Knob Lookout. This is why you came.
Mar 4, 2020 near Bismarck, MO

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