TART Trails - Buffalo Ridge

This trail is good for Hiking Biking

The Buffalo Ridge Trail is a paved urban transportation and recreational corridor that connects the Grand Traverse Commons to West Middle School. The trail runs parallel to Silver Lake Rd and Franke Rd and provides access to the Commons, TBA-ISD, the Historic Barns Park and Botanical Garden of Northwest Michigan. Part of the TART network, the proposed route of the Buffalo Ridge Trail will span 4.5 miles and connect the west and southwest areas of Traverse City.  


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business


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