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Buford Mountain Trail

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 3.0 (1)

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


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Map Key

7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

Point to Point

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

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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Rick Ihnat

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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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Apr 4, 2020
Michael Wood
Mar 1, 2020
Rick Ihnat
7.5mi