Dragon's Tooth Trail

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Dragon's Tooth Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Catawba, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

4.3 miles 1256 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Directions from Roanoke, VA: Take I-81, Exit 141 to VA 311 north for 10 miles to Dragons Tooth Parking Lot. Sign is on left, just past Catawba Grocery (also on left).

hiking
17 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

1 day ago

Great hike! Good views and fun terrain.

2 days ago

Probably one of my favorite hikes. Great view, and a Little Rock climbing

hiking
7 days ago

Great views, strong workout, fun rock scrambles.

hiking
7 days ago

SHB and I hiked to the top earlier today. Great times, although amazed by number of people arriving by the time we finished up. Good workout. Plenty of dogs ended up at the top surprisingly.

9 days ago

Love this trail but leave the dogs and kids at home! It's narrow and requires climbing near the top. The views are incredible!!! It is very challenging but worth it. There is also a bus that will take you almost to the top if you only want to do the last few miles.

14 days ago

14 days ago

great hike

hiking
15 days ago

Awesome trail, not for beginners. Great to train for backpacking

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

This was hands down the best trail that I have ever been on. The winding mountainside path, the rugged and rocky inclines, the creeks, the breathtaking views, it had it all! The feeling you get when you reach the top of the tooth is incredible. Anybody who wants a 2.5hr to 3.5hr hike that will reward you with sights you will never forget, this is your trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Went on this adventure a few months ago. Was absolutely amazing! Not easy by any means, getting to the tooth is tough. Caution advised but absolutely worth the effort. Will be going back!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not much to say specific to the trail that's hasn't already been mentioned. One of the most heavily trafficked trails in the area, would recommend going early to avoid excessive trailer goers that come late morning/afternoon.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Love it, challenge and reward!

1 month ago

1 month ago

how could you not love this trail?