1.6 miles
Distance
196 ft
Climb
-129 ft
Descent
4,053 ft
High Point

Buffalo Trace Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cliff Ranch
    Ovando, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2020
  • Land Owner
    Cliff Ranch LLC

One of the signature trails at the Cliff Ranch. Approximately 2 miles in length, the trail meanders along the base of the cliffs. Use the ranch road or Old Wagon Trail to include this trail as part of a 4-mile loop from the Lodge. The trail has unstable, rocky sections on the east section and is not suitable for mountain biking and for some hikers. The trail is not well marked in places.

Access Info

The east side of the trail starts just at the Cliff Ranch Road just east of the barn road junction. The west side of the trail starts at the Cliff Ranch road past the kettle ponds just before it starts up hill. The trail can also be joined in the middle by accessing the Picnic Rocks trail.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buffalo Trace Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    68 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,888 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,895 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,963 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -32.7%
  • Grade min
    39.2%
  • Distance climb
    4,098 ft
  • Distance down
    1,539 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,431 ft
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:00
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