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Buffalo River State Trail

Wisconsin State Park System

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Hours


Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.

Directions


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Admission


A state trail pass is required for bicycling and horseback riding.

Volunteer


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This trail in west-central Wisconsin follows the scenic Buffalo River valley for 36 miles between Mondovi and Fairchild. The river, which lends its name to the trail, was named by early French explorers. They called it Riviere de Beeufs for the many bison that once inhabited the area. The trail is built on a former railroad corridor and passes by farmlands, woods, hills and wetlands while traveling through the communities of Eleva, Strum and Osseo.