I hiked on an overcast day. We did the loop. Nice hike. The trail gets a lot of activity especially between the parking lot and the falls. In the summer, there are swimming holes.

2 months ago

Strenuous on the way back. The water fall makes it worth it! Not a bad hike. Decent.

easy walk...nice and quiet

Excellent hike. Pretty hard though. Either I found the top or only an outcropping, but what I reached was very small. Bring lots of water. It's a longer hike than you'd expect.

Excellent hike but very strenuous. Take it slow. Best for kids too. Very safe imo.

Great experience. A lot of diverse life on trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
5 months ago

I've been up there a few times. Not a whole lot to see on the way up there but once you get there there's an incredible view from three different places. It's best to see it late fall when the leaves have fallen on a clear Day you can see a long way. The last time I went I saw a bear! Not to worry black bears are more afraid of you than you are of them. Definitely wear your hiking boots.

backpacking
6 months ago

Easy hike nice view

7 months ago

The Buck Mountain Trail is located at MP 123.2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a short (1 mile round trip) hike to the overlook at the summit. There's not much of a view, but it's a good leg stretcher if you are traveling the Parkway and need a break.