Poor Mountain Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Poor Mountain Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Roanoke, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

9 days ago

Nice hike, 3.8 miles total. Not the most scenic.

24 days ago

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25 days ago

I did the Blue trail which was very well marked but challenging for the rocky terrain and elevation change. The trail was well maintained and had a few benches at the outlook points, also a few streams for the dogs to get a drink. The parking lot was 1/2 mile from the gps directions but again well marked and easy to find.

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1 month ago

Fun family hike.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Did the 4 mile loop (blue blaze) turn right just past the signs for trails going this way Help I have an older lab Who has trouble with stairs so the exit was steep but no stairs. Good views from several different places. Good for a trail this close to Roanoke.

1 month ago

Great trail with breathtaking overlook. Only saw a handful of other hikers on the trail. Walked the red, then blue trail and it seemed longer than 4 miles. Fitbit recorded over 5 miles. Great leg work out.

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2 months ago

Solid trail. Good leg exercise for the "strenuous trail". Cell service was nice to have, and several clearings in the trees afforded great views of the Roanoke valley!

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2 months ago

Definitely a good place to walk the dog. Only did the Red trail this time. Looking forward to going back

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2 months ago

Reconsider this trail if you have bad knees and a small bladder. Very few places to privately relieve yourself. And for god's sake people! If you have enough foresight to bring tissues then bring a baggie to clean up your poopie tissues and carry them back to a trash can! Gross! Someone was nice enough to leave them visible just beside the trail. Other than that, the trail was very clean with very little- if any litter.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

moderately difficult trails but all are worth while. There is a great overlook spot with a bench called overlook spur as well as a cascade trail that was better than I expected.

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4 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful views in the beginning and awesome stream and small falls midway through the full trail. Switchbacks were challenging but enjoyable.

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7 months ago

great hike on a beautiful day

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7 months ago

Well maintained and has a little of everything! Views of Salem, pretty wooded trail and cascades at the bottom. Going back up was easier going counter clockwise.