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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1256 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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).

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3 days ago

A quick hike with a beautiful view!!

5 days ago

Beautiful view

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7 days ago

The hike up dragons tooth was one of the more difficult trails that I've been on but none the less was a spectacular view. The last .7 miles is nothing but rock climbing on top of more rocks! I took my dog and even he had a very difficult time getting up the rocks.

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16 days ago

Loved the last part where you have to climb up the rocks. We went on a cooler day so it wasn't bad hiking up the mountain. Would 100% do it again

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1 month ago

was a fun hike. gradual climb until about the last .07. Then it gets to where it might be somewhat challenging for some. (climbing on rocks). Will definitely do this one again

Great hike! Make sure to wear shoes with proper tread, my regular running shoes were insufficient for coming down rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

Nearly missed the "tooth" by not walking far enough down the trail when we got to what we thought was the "top". Some nice big pink Rhododendron flowers on the way up.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Take advantage of the extra little climb to the absolute peak of the rocks. You won't regret the almost 360 view

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1 month ago

Tough rock scramble the last .7 miles. Worth every bit of effort for the amazing view and incredible rock formations from the top.

Moderate/Strenuous depending on experience
Dragons tooth is a rocky good time! Offers multiple views, creek crossings, and a lot of climbing! This hike has a lot of ledges and climbing so good footwear is important. Bring at least 2 bottles of water. The summit has a lot of room and multiple view/rest spots. Parking lot can be very crowded on holiday weekends.

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2 months ago

The views say it all... so worth the trip.