Buzzard Rock at Read Mountain

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Buzzard Rock at Read Mountain is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cloverdale, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

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14 days ago

Beautiful views at top

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18 days ago

First time out and loved it! Great fall or winter hike. Wonderful, rocky trail. Not too crowded. Extra star for being 10 min from the house! :D

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1 month ago

I did this trail by myself yesterday. It was truly wonderful. I went early and had the place almost to myself. Lots of squirrels and deer. Lots of large boulders to look at along with beautiful plant life. The hike itself was great and I loved it. I wish some of that overlooks would’ve had better views. Too much overgrowth. When you get to the top it was really nice! I would definitely do this one again!

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4 months ago

Great trail to plan at the last minute! Would consider this trail easy to moderate. Very dog friendly. Some good views along the way! Would rate this trail as a seven only because the view at the top is limited due to overgrown trees.

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4 months ago

Read Mountain is a newer county park in Roanoke area. Great short hike with views of Roanoke valley at the top. Can be combined with two other options for hike closer to 5 miles. Small parking lot, picnic tables and porta-jon (which was extremely clean the day we were there).

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Monday, January 21, 2013