Poor Mountain Trail

MODERATE 43 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

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5 days ago

trail running
10 days ago

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16 days ago

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17 days ago

Quiet hike with serene views!

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17 days ago

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28 days ago

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

2 months ago

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

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2 months 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.

3 months ago