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Star Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Roanoke, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 813 ft Route type Out & Back

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Reviews (263)
Photos (53)
Recordings (231)
Completed (511)
Stacy Sipple
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Hiking

Really perfect trail to immerse yourself in nature for a few hours. We saw a black snake near the parking lot coming back down, which was fun. We just moved to the area, so I’m glad there’s close trails to get a good workout in. My dogs loved it as well. The view at the top, which everyone will interpret differently, was pretty magical for a newbie to the area. Really cool to see the entire valley and watch storms in the mountains from afar.

Susana Obregon
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Hiking

Un sendero muy cálido sombreado rocoso en algunas partes.

Paige Lucas
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Hiking

This trail is so conveniently near to everything in Roanoke! I love being able to drive 7 minutes to the trailhead and get a quick hike into my day. My least favorite part is the top where there’s a parking lot and facilities. It’s a beautiful view, but the development takes away some of that magic of being in the woods!

Daniel Beard
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Anita Kumar-Gill
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Hiking

Lovely evening hike. Pleasant. Easy. Well marked though I did wander off lost in thought and fantastic tunes.

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Daniel Beard
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Hiking

Beautiful!! So many Hiking trails on this mountain and the views are gorgeous! Trails arent hard at all!

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Elizabeth Radley
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Hiking

Starting at the Mill Mountain Star, I combined the Ridgeline and Monument Trail for a 3.5 mile hike. The trail is narrow, about 50% rocky and has roots you can easily trip over. It's not a good trail to hike during Covid-19 as there are several places where you can't step off the trail to maintain 6'. In addition, no one was wearing a mask. The reality is that it's an urban park and noise from the city can be heard. However, the best thing was seeing the Mill Mountain Toll Booth that dates back to 1924 and some of the surrounding older homes.

Elizabeth Radley
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Hiking

Starting at the Mill Mountain Star, I combined the Ridgeline and Monument Trail for a 3.5 mile hike. The trail is narrow, about 50% rocky and has roots you can easily trip over. It's not a good trail to hike during Covid-19 as there are several places where you can't step off the trail to maintain 6'. In addition, no one was wearing a mask. The reality is that it's an urban park and noise from the city can be heard. However, the best thing was seeing the Mill Mountain Toll Booth that dates back to 1924 and some of the surrounding older homes.

Susan D.
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Carrie Murawski
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Lior Greenberg
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this was a good easy trail. weve been to the star a bunch but have never hiked there. it makes it way more special. it was a little rocky so wear good shoes. hiked it with my 8 and 5 yr olds while babywearing

Allison Parkhurst
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Good trail, easy after work trail. Not too crowded when I have gone.

Jason Rothe
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Hiking

Nice scenic trail to be in the middle of the city. The view from the star never gets old. Was not crowded when we were there. There are sections with lots of gravel/loose rocks that is not to easiest to walk on, but overall it's a good hike.

Tayeshia Pannell
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John Whitney
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Very nice trial to up to the scenic star and overlook took all the family to include 6 kids ages 18 months to 11

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Darcey Falen
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Hiking

Easy hike, steady incline on the way up but nothing crazy difficult. Great hike and cool views!

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Grace Machacek
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The trail was nice. Very rocky for the first mile. A little disappointed at the 1.5 mile mark you had to turn around. Was hoping it would loop back around. It was all uphill going back so be prepared for that. All in all it was a good hike.

Angela Durkac
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Hiking

Crowded, limited parking, easy trail with a great view at the top.

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Laura Daniels
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New Year’s Eve afternoon hike.

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Catherine Burgin
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Dave Wilson
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Hiking

quite nice

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Talia Ramos
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Great trail. Easy hike. Good amount of incline. Several sections with loose rock, easy to lose footing. View is so worth the short hike.

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Hannah Otterman
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Short hike with good elevation for a good cardio workout

Shai Joseph
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Thomas Spangler
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Kush Muzumdar
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Hiking

It was fine. A quick easy hike with a little bit of elevation if you’re looking for some exercise around Roanoke. Views average.

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Sarah Workman
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