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“Views aren't that great but it's still a nice hike” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Read Mountain Preserve

Read Mountain Preserve
Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #30 of 60 things to do in Roanoke
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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Views aren't that great but it's still a nice hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I'm an avid hiker but I have to say that this hike is just okay. It's not the greatest but it's still pretty awesome that you don't have to leave Roanoke to do it. The views aren't that great, depending on foliage.

Visited February 2012
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“Pleasant hike at the edge of Roanoke”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Read Mountain is a beautiful forested area right at the edge of a suburban Roanoke suburban development. The only trail currently shown on the maps is the 1.9 mile (one-way) hike which climbs about 1000 feet to Buzzards Rock. It climbs through the forest past 2 steep ravines and some limited views of Roanoke before reaching the rock outcroppings which give you a very nice view to the west of Roanoke. It's excellently marked and you can't get lost. There are signs for two other trails which are not yet shown on the maps.

Visited April 2012
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