Buffalo Mountain

4.3 miles, moderate terrain
44-mile drive, no shuttle, $4.00 carpool fee

Located in Floyd County, the parking area for Buffalo Mountain is on Route 727, a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the vicinity of Mabry Mill. Buffalo Mountain, at just under 4,000 feet, is the highest point in Floyd County. The hike goes to the summit of Buffalo Mountain with extraordinary views in all directions. The distinctive shape of Pilot Mountain in North Carolina is visible in the distance on a clear day. A network of unofficial trails lead to various points on the edge of the mountainís massive rock face.