Rough and Tumbling Trail, also known as Tumble Creek Trail, provides access to the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. It connects with Rich Creek and Salt Creek Trails offering the hiker opportunities for making their own loops. Only a small portion of this trail runs outside of the wilderness area, so leave your bicycle at home.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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To hike 1. From Fairplay, follow US Highway 285 south to County Road 22 and turn right. Follow County Road 22 for about eight miles to the Rich Creek Trailhead. Hike south for Rough and Tumbling Trail.
2. From Buena Vista, follow County Road 371 north to County Road 375 to Forest Road 375. The trail begins at Four Mile Trailhead.
The trail is open year round; however, access may be difficult during the winter months.