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).

hiking
1 day ago

On this sunny mid-October day, the last 0.7 mile trail 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.

hiking
2 days ago

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

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20 days ago

I loved the rocky elements most of the way on the AT section of the trail. Made an extra challenge and boosted my energy because I love rock hopping! I would definitely recommend a shock-absorbing insole if you plan to go a little faster, because jumping down from the rocks will wear on you after a couple miles. Also bring layers if hiking late summer or in autumn: when I was hiking I was in tights and a tank, but when I got to Dragon’s Tooth and stopped to eat lunch, I was wearing a hat, tights, tank, base layer, and vest and was still chilled.

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike - had fun climbing up the rocks.

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23 days ago

Great hike today with spectacular view!

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24 days ago

1 month ago

Great hike with great views at the top.

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