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Hiking Buffalo Point - Antelope Island Hiking Buffalo Point

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Overview

RATING: Easy Hiking
MAPS: BUFFALO POINT, UT;

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 72. South southeast wind around 15 mph.

72 | 51

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 12 to 16 mph.

67 | 49

Mon

A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

63 | 44

Tue

A chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

62 | 45

Wed

A slight chance of rain showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

59 | 39

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SEASON: Any, although summers can be hot.
WATER: None

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 72. South southeast wind around 15 mph.

72 | 51

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 12 to 16 mph.

67 | 49

Mon

A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

63 | 44

Tue

A chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

62 | 45

Wed

A slight chance of rain showers before 9am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

59 | 39

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The informational sign for Buffalo Point

The informational sign for Buffalo Point

In my opinion, this is one of the best short trails in the park. Bison Point is a great family friendly hike. The hike meanders a short distance to Bison Point and exquisite views of the Great Salt Lake, Wasatch Front, Stansbury Island, and isolated ranges that make up the west side of the Great Salt Lake. The short nature of the hike and proximity to the Visitor Center make it an excellent introduction to the park. Highly recommended.

Views from near the point.

Views from near the point.

Getting There

The trailhead is reached by first getting to Antelope Island. This is off I-15, west of Layton. Take exit 332 off I-15, and head west on Antelope Drive. About 7 miles from the freeway is the entrance to the park.

From the entrance to the park, cross the causeway and go left at the first junction after the causeway. Shortly after take the next right, toward the signed Buffalo Point/White Rock Bay Campground. Stay straight on this road to its end at the trailhead.

Abby and Diane enjoying the views.

Abby and Diane enjoying the views.

Route

From the trailhead, the well-signed trail meanders up to the top of Buffalo Point. The Point offers excellent views and is a great stopping point. If energy allows, continuing along the social trail north leads to more great views and large boulders that kids and kids at heart are likely to find fun to scramble on and around. Return the same way.

Be sure to stop at the patio with viewing scopes at the trailhead. Bison can, at times, be seen lounging on the beach below or wandering the hillsides.


Maps

Route / 0.74 miles / Elevation Range 4,544 - 4,771 ft.
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Trailhead

12T 394386mE 4543159mN

N41° 01' 58" W112° 15' 23"

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