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Read Mountain Preserve

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Nice place to hike

Difficult to find but well worth the trouble. Moderate climb to the top. Appropriate for all age... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
Roanoke, Virginia
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excellent workout

Enjoyable but strenuous hike with dog. peaceful view at top. Went on a Saturday afternoon. Passed... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Difficult to find but well worth the trouble. Moderate climb to the top. Appropriate for all age groups! Maps are provided at the bottom of the preserve.

Thank MikeDavis777
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Enjoyable but strenuous hike with dog. peaceful view at top. Went on a Saturday afternoon. Passed other friendly hikers along the way.

Thank sysmith87
Reviewed October 1, 2017

The trailhead is in the middle of a residential neighborhood, interestingly. The parking area is not that large, so probably best to get there reasonably early. There were some picnic tables, trail maps, and one super clean portapotty right there at the parking area. My...More

2  Thank Mitch S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Good trails with some steep areas for a good workout. Beautiful view at the top near the star. Panoramic views.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We stopped in Roanoke for a day and looked for something to do outdoors with the kids. Read mountain reserve was recommended. Parking is limited in the lot, so car pool if coming with others. There is no building or water source. So pack waters....More

Thank traysea77
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We found this by accident looking for something shorter to do on a 92 degree day. It is newer county park area. We hiked to Buzzards Rock. There were nice views of the Roanoke valley (I am sure much better in other seasons when there...More

1  Thank Rudy F
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This is a nice hike to the other side of the mountain where if lucky you will see several buzzards roosting. Trail in spots needs some help.

Thank Jerry O
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Worth the views from this vantage point. Clear days are best, but nice no matter the weather. Not super-high elevation, but nice.

Thank travelnuts6
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

3  Thank TravelingMom1444
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
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September 3, 2018|
Response from Robin W |
There is a portable at the parking lot.