Buffalo Mountain

Johnson City, Tennessee

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This hike loops Johnson City’s signature peak, Buff alo Mountain, which looms above the town. Th e view-rich circuit fi rst visits Huckleberry Knob, providing unobstructed panoramas of Johnson City. Work uphill, passing a modest cascade before topping out on Buff alo Mountain. Next cruise the crest, reaching White Rock, with views as far as the clarity of the sky allows. From there, walk the mountain edge before turning to cross a couple of creeks along which wildfl owers proliferate.

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"This hike loops Johnson City’s signature peak, Buff alo Mountain, which looms above the town. Th e view-rich circuit fi rst visits Huckleberry Knob, providing unobstructed panoramas of Johnson City. Work uphill, passing a modest cascade before topping out on Buff alo Mountain. Next cruise the crest, reaching White Rock, with views as far as the clarity of the sky allows. From there, walk the mountain edge before turning to cross a couple of creeks along which wildfl owers proliferate."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Johnson City
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Johnson City

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Jun 2018