Buena Vista Trail Hiking
Starting off with a hike of mid-difficulty, the Buena Vista trail is a 9 mile loop that follows old logging roads through lush forest of manzanita, oak, and pine trees. The trail crosses a multitude of older trails and roads, so be sure to keep your eyes open for trail markers to keep you on the right path— or turn off if you’re feeling explorative and/or want a smaller loop for the day.
Buena Vista is particularly known for its sights both on and off the trail. Open patches in the forest provide exemplary views of Mount Baldy and the Colorado Plateau, while ponds off the side of the trail provide a spot to admire the water and waterfowl that congregate. The trail’s ground is often soft and sandy too, exposing the tracks of both fellow hikers and plentiful wildlife that pass through. The trail is open to leashed dogs and bikers as well, but those on wheels should keep an eye out for the loose rocks that will challenge any mountain bike on some sections of the path.