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Buffalo Viewing Trail

Elwood, Illinois

based on 1 reviews



3.65 miles

Elevation Gain

72 ft

Route Type



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The Buffalo Viewing Trail is a 3.6 loop hike, just outside of Elwood, Illinois.

The trail features chances to see bison, and scenic wild flowers. The Buffalo Viewing Trail is in Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and is open year-round. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash.

Old army bunkers are scattered along the trail. The trail winds through a prairie, so the grass is often mid-calf or knee height. Be weary of ticks - for both you, and your dog. 

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Buffalo Viewing Trail Reviews

Such a fantastic place to hike - beautiful prairie land and we got close up views of the buffalo! Exploring the WWII bunkers were also very cool. Excellent way to spend the day outdoors, we will definitely go back.

Leave No Trace

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