Poor Mountain Trail

MODERATE 35 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

1 day ago

Great loop of trails! The trail goes down the mountain and then back up. Excited to head back sometime to explore when I have more time.

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5 days ago

I found it a little boring..not the greatest views...also not eady to find..

6 days ago

Went on the blue trail which was very clearly marked all the way through, no chance to get lost. Beautiful view, and my 13 year old loved climbing on the cascades at the bottom. The hike back up is a little steep, and strenuous, but it is definitely worth the views. Will be doing it again in the fall.

9 days ago

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19 days ago

22 days ago

Nice short hike that is family friendly, with a nice view at the top!

hiking
23 days ago

Opted for the longer loop. Not the most scenic hike, creek was nice for the dog but no great area to relax and take it in.

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

Overgrown. Leads down to a creepy old abandoned barn. Didn't love the vibe and backed out.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail! it is somewhat quick, convenient, and provides a little sense of accomplishment. The trail is in good condition. The 2nd half of the loop is a bit strenuous. The overlook is beautiful year round. Also, you can spot some nice wildlife.

2 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun family hike.

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3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months 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.