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
1187 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).

8 hours ago

Awesome trail! The rocky part of the trail is challenging and a lots of fun, the view from the tooth is beautiful.

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12 days ago

A great day. Trail was hard. steep rocky climbs. Good view from the Dragon's Tooth. I would include this section in an overnight AT hike!

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15 days ago

I have to say this was a spur of the moment hike and was hard. Im 41 and it took me a while because i stopped a lot. Overall wonderful day spent with hubby and would reccomend this hike. The rocks are a bit treacherous but a can do day.

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1 month ago

Fun trail, shorter in miles and steeper rocks at the top. Climbing up on the “tooth” was an amazing view.

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1 month ago

Took the Boy Scout blaze to the AT north to dragons tooth and back down the alternate blue blaze. Was definitely tougher than if we had reversed it. Nice day, rocks were challenging, would be hazardous if wet.

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1 month ago

The rock climbing is the most challenging part of this trail. It is a little concerning in some areas. I seen someone roll an ankle at the peak. So be careful and take your time. The views are great!

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1 month ago

On this sunny mid-October day, the last 0.7 mile trail before the summit was hot and breezeless. I was glad I carried 2 liters of water with me. Once on the top the cool breeze was a welcoming relief.

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1 month ago

great hike, good views, a little crowded at times but not a problem

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