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Buffalo Mountain Park

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Address: 5070 High Ridge Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604
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+1 423-283-5815

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GREAT views (but hard work for them)

Depending on just what you want to see you'll have to work for it! But it is worth it! And there are various easier hikes.

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Gene G
Fairfax, Virginia
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each time we visit our son in Johnson City, we do a couple of hikes or other outdoor adventures. This was one of our favorites. The hike is a bit of work, as you definitely make an uphill climb. But there are lots of options for how far to go and how hard to work -- and the view is... More 

Thank LyndaWV
Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Close to my house and a favorite place for hiking, I would rather keep this beautiful place to myself.

Thank EventGuyChicago
Crossville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was my first visit to the Park, I had no clue where the trail heads were since the gates leading to the info signs were locked. Once on the trail, it was a nice hike, some areas of the trail were very steep and washed out. I don't recommend this trail for small children.

Thank Lori B
Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Depending on just what you want to see you'll have to work for it! But it is worth it! And there are various easier hikes.

Thank Gene G
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The trails on Buffalo Mountain are nothing short of spectacular. The trails are technical and at times very steep. The rhododendrons and dense forest give Buffalo Mountain a magical feel to it.

Thank MrsPowell98
Johnson City, Tennessee
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It's a mountain. Be careful not to disturb the rattle snakes in the rocks/boulders during warm weather and expect no easy walks. Even though some of it is within the Johnson City city limits, it is very much a rugged wildneress. Southward from the top where the tv/cell phone (whatever) towers are located, it extends several miles (perhaps 10-12) to... More 

Thank jerry j
Johnson City, Tennessee
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

You can take a short hike, maybe a half mile to a great view of the city or there are many longer trails for beautiful views. You can walk in nature or up a service road. Many great options depending on your fitness level.

Thank Sapper2016
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were staying with friends. We live in Blue Ridge, GA. They sent us information on several area hikes and we chose Buffalo Mountain. It was a cloudy day, so we missed the reportedly awesome views. But the wildflowers were amazing, especially the Lady Slippers. We followed the trail and got off track once near the end. I think we... More 

Thank Nancy S
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great hike right in our backyard in Johnson City. The hike provides great vistas throughout, and all worth the effort when you reach the top. Recommend for anyone that wants to spend some time exploring the outdoors in Johnson City.

Thank Rusty B
Johnson City TN
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a great place for a hike when you don't want to spend time driving far from town. It is on the south side of Johnson City and has great views over the entire city.

Thank gypsy1955

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