7 December 2021
Discover Trails in Davis: Buffalo Point Trail
by Discover Davis
The Buffalo Point Trail is a 1.0-mile, out-and-back hike on Antelope Island that offers 360 degree views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front.
This popular and short little out-and-back trail has a manageable elevation gain which makes it great for the whole family. Located on the northern side of the island, the trailhead is easy to find, has a generous parking lot, and restrooms. Along the route, there are several benches to sit, rest, and take in the views and when you reach the top, there are lots of fun rocks and boulders to climb on.
Did you know?
This is a spectacular spot for sunset viewing
Whenever you are headed to Antelope Island, we always recommend having bug spray, warm layers, and a headlamp if you’re heading there to catch the sunset. Make sure you are bison aware, this is their home and they like their space. Selfie from afar or from the safety of your car.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 1.0-miles
- Elevation Gain: 248 feet
- Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour
- Trail Type: Dirt, gravel, rock
- Fees: $15 State Park fee (the causeway fee is included with your entrance fee unless you have a Utah State Parks Pass, which won’t cover the $2 causeway fee)
- Park Hours:
- Summer 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Winter 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Dogs: Allowed
- Parking: Lot at trailhead
- Restroom: At trailhead
- Trailhead Coordinates: 41.0318215, -112.2581598
We are lucky that Antelope Island is open year-round, just make sure you are aware of the hours so that you don’t arrive to a shut entrance gate. There is a fee to enter the park, and if you’re lucky enough to have a Utah State Parks Pass, note that you will still be required to pay a $2 causeway fee.
Tufa rocks can be found in the vicinity of Buffalo Point, resemble concrete, and are some of the youngest rocks in the US.