Buck Mountain Overlook Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Buck Mountain Overlook Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Roanoke, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles 170 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


2 months ago

easy walk...nice and quiet

6 months ago

Easy hike nice view

8 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.

1 year ago

gave us the wrong directions. need to have better directions

1 year ago

No trail here.

3 years ago

Straight up straight down, not a great view, quick 25 min -we left a little disappointed

3 years ago

Great hike for small kids, quick and easy. Had a blast

6 years ago

If you want a short quick hike then you've found it. Starts in the parking lot and works its way uphill. The top has a couple of benches to sit and picnic or just stare off into the woods with a little bit of a view. The path has some crushed gravel at the begining then turns to dirt.