Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail

North Carolina

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Cabarrus
Length: 2.1 miles
Trail end points: Malibu Road and Oldenburg Drive
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9148831
Trail activities: Mountain Biking, Walking

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Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail Description

The Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail provides a 2-mile moderately challenging hike or mountain bike ride in the rural community of Mount Pleasant, about 30 miles northeast of Charlotte. The unpaved trail winds through a 393-acre preserve with views of a restored piedmont-oak savanna, agricultural fields, and pine woodlands along Adams Creek. The preserve is managed by Catawba Lands Conservancy and provides important habitats for many bird species.

The trail is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a growing regional network spanning more than 250 miles of trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the western trailhead (7911 Malibu Road, Mt. Pleasant); in the parking lot, look for a Carolina Thread Trail sign designating the trail access point.

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail Reviews

It was a nice mix of hills and flat ground. Not strenuous at all. It is dog friendly but they might not be willing to cross the suspension bridge. It was definitely popular when we went on a Sunday. You can access the creek along the trail of you want to play in the water.

Love the diverse topography of this trail! My lab and I love exploring along the creek and in the fall, the color is full of yellows, oranges, browns and some beautiful reds! Also a nice mix up of easy and moderate hiking.

This trail was moderate in difficulty but the scenery was very nice. The best part was that there was not a lot of people here and the suspension bridge was an added bonus

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