Buffalo's Clear Creek Trail System

Clear Creek Trail System Open Year-Round

George Washington Park Bridge on the Clear Creek Trail System

Clear Creek Trail System

The Clear Creek Trail System includes more than 20 miles of mostly interconnected trails, and traverses an area rich with Indian and western history surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Bighorn Mountains.

Interpretive signs along the creek-side walking path introduce the rich history of this area. Washington Park Trail winds through the City Park with its horseshoe pits, picnic shelter and Wyoming's largest free municipal swimming pool.

Centennial Trail connects hotels, motels and restaurants to artisan row and historic downtown Buffalo.

Washington Park Trail winds through the City Park with its horseshoe pits, picnic shelter and Wyoming's largest free municipal swimming pool.

Perhaps most popular is the Greenbelt Trail, which follows Clear Creek for just over a mile. Many species of birds and wildlife are evident, and exercise stations along the way await all fitness enthusiasts.

Shiloh Trail allows residents on the north­west side of town to connect to the longer Greenbelt Trail and its route to either downtown Buffalo or out to the Veteran's Home and its pasture area. Due to grazing cattle, dogs are not permitted on the Veteran's Home Pasture Trail, but walkers will find their way to historic Fort McKinney, with buildings dating back to the late 1800s.

Unlike the well groomed trails listed above, the William J. Mentock Trail, with its natural surface is very popular with the more serious hikers and mountain bikers. Features along this trail include the Old Power Plant (constructed in 1914) with its medieval castle-like design and the Mosier Gulch Picnic Area located about 3 miles from the trail's main ac­cess point on Turkey Lane.

The newest addition to the Clear Creek Trail System is Grouse Mountain Trail, located 1.5 miles north of Mosier Gulch. It offers stunning views of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area and challenging switchback sections that are an enticement to hearty hikers and advanced mountain bikers.

Not yet directly linked to the other trails in the system, the Mountain Plains Heritage Park Trail, with its pioneer home and Buffalo statue, crosses the famous Bozeman Trail used by gold seekers in the 1800s. It also features interpretive signs depicting life on the western plains, railroad history, and facts about bird species common to this area.

The Clear Creek Trail System has something of interest for everyone.

Enjoy exploring!