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Read Mountain Preserve

#24 of 68 things to do in Roanoke Features Animals
Roanoke, VA
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A nice hike with the family

We stopped in Roanoke for a day and looked for something to do outdoors with the kids. Read... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hershey, PA
Excellent short hike right in town

We found this by accident looking for something shorter to do on a 92 degree day. It is newer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rudy F
Huntersville, United States
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“nice hike” (3 reviews)
“buzzard rock” (2 reviews)
“ccc trail” (2 reviews)
Roanoke, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

Reviewed 21 March 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

Reviewed 18 February 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.

Reviewed 16 January 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!

Reviewed 8 December 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

Reviewed 9 November 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.

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

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

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