Buck Mountain Overlook Trail

MODERATE 20 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 best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
141 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


4 months ago

It was a nice way to end our day of hiking. Total trip about a half an hour. Views were nice. You can see similar views in the overlooks but makes it worth it when you hike to see it!

4 months ago

This is a short and easy trail (with some elevation gain) that leads to lookouts in two different directions. Most of the overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway have nicer views. But if you want something that makes you at least work a little bit for it, this is a good place to stop. Use the tracks to locate it or just look for it at MP 123.2.

8 months ago

Easy almost a straight shot going up..

9 months ago

We have gone on this hike several times now. We love it. It's quick but will give you a work out!

11 months ago

As I have found with other hikes here, it was not accurate with getting me there. Hike itself was pretty short and easy. All uphill in and all downhill out. Nice quick hike. Best when there are no leaves.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

easy walk...nice and quiet

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Easy hike nice view

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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.

Friday, April 03, 2015

gave us the wrong directions. need to have better directions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

No trail here.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

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

Sunday, May 26, 2013

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

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016