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Nice hike close to town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hollygo61
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Mike M
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of time and at the last minute.

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Thank Hollygo61
SW Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 factories and warehouses.

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Thank PCBSML
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a nice hike to a beautiful view. I didn't take my dogs because the trail typically isn't very wide and I don't want to scare other hikers with my boys, even though they would be fine. A nice hidden treasure.

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Thank KNCASS
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Enjoyable, not-too-strenuous hike at a beautiful local site! Buzzard's Rock (1.9 miles up) offers a fun activity - Pack a lunch and enjoy a nice view of the valley! Running streams along the way provide a cool drink if you bring your dog. Different seasons provide different views, but it is always a treat to visit this relatively short and... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Though the trails on Read Mountain are becoming a little more well-known, it is still a place you can hike if you're looking for something to do with friends or need a little alone time. When you reach Buzzard's Rock, there are plenty of spaces to sit and soak up the peace and quiet. I highly recommend this any time... More 

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Thank Roanoketobie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The preserve entrance looks like a driveway between two houses in a neighborhood. The listed address on Crumpacker will get you there. The Buzzard's Rock trail is 1.9 miles one-way. Personally I would rate the trail a 2 out of 5 there is a 880 foot elevation change. The trail is ascending the entire 1.9 miles. The signage lists the... More 

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Thank NomadicSole
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is the ONE place you should come to hike. Not a ton of parking but this is a trail system. Its not just one. Simple 30 minute romantic hike, or a three hour and 5 mile trek, that is up to you. This one is good for kids (bring snacks) and its perfect for couples or friends. Lots of... More 

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Thank SuperGirl11
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Not much parking. I was expecting a single trail up and down and we were pleasantly surprised at the trail system. Seems like we had the whole mountain to ourselves. Caught a few geocaches along the trail too!

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Thank Scott R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a great day. This was our 4th visit and its always beautiful. The view this time of year is especially clear. Worth the trip. Only thing I would change is more attraction signs on orange ave/460 and to the preserve itself. Difficult to find unless you've been there before.

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Thank michelle r

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