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Read Mountain Preserve

#25 of 69 things to do in Roanoke Features Animals
Roanoke, VA
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A Great Hike! Incredible Views! It will be a little tougher and longer...

...than you think. I like to be honest on these reviews. So here it is. I read (no pun intended... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2017
Columbus, Ohio
Nice mountain hike

A relatively easy mountain climb but very enjoyable. Maps are provided at the bottom of the... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

...than you think. I like to be honest on these reviews. So here it is. I read (no pun intended) several different kinds of reviews on this hike, here and elsewhere. My kids and I are experienced hikers so I may have overlooked some reviews...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

A relatively easy mountain climb but very enjoyable. Maps are provided at the bottom of the mountain. One problem it's not easy to find.

Thank MikeDavis777
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Overcast and cool, but a great hike! Traveled two trails, combined, and it took about 3 hours! FUN! There was a great map available at the parking area. Directions to the site, were spot on! Well maintained trail and parking area!

Thank jayandsheron
Reviewed December 8, 2016

You'll forget you're basically in a subdivision when you hike this trail! Just drive up Crumpacker to the gate, and you're off. This trail is about 6 miles or so if you do the entire loop. Be sure to visit Buzzard Rock for a view...More

Thank Maine2VaForest_VA
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Long, narrow, winding, steep road to get to top. Made me very nervous to be on. Once at top, however, views were lovely. Glad I went. Trip down was steep and winding, but tolerable.

Thank Charlene Y
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Thought we were going for an easier hike than what we ended up with but it was a good workout nonetheless.

Thank Kris D
Reviewed August 17, 2016

This isn't my favorite hike in the Roanoke Valley but it's a great workout to the top with a nice view. The parking lot is small and is located in a residential area, so be careful when you drive, you pass a lot people's homes.

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Nice easy hike with a few options to extend your walk. One good view at Buzzard's Roost. Maps at the start. Little hard to find. The entrance looks like a driveway between two houses. Trails are in good shape last I went.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed June 27, 2016

I've done the Buzzards Rock hike several times, it's a nice moderate hike, not many views on the way up but a pretty decent one at the end. Like it because it's so close to town and can be done in a relatively short amount...More

Thank Hollygo61
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Hiked all the trails. Nice preserve right in the middle of the city. The preserve trails are well kept on the end near the outlook, not so much on the other end. The outlook is fine, but nothing special--you look down on the tops of...More

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