Star Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Star Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately 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.

3.7 miles
813 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

2 months ago

Average uphill trail. Nothing stood out. The star is more enjoyable when you drive up.

4 months ago

Pretty nice day hike. Well maintained. Well marked. Uphill most of the way. Roanoke Star is worth seeing whether you hike or drive to it. I just think that any scenery is better enjoyed when you “earn” it! We hiked up and back. Ate dinner, then drove up to see it at night. Very impressive views day or night.

7 months ago

star was nice but would've rather driven.

8 months ago

The view at the top where the star is located is cool but the actual trail is just boring. So many rocks. Just wasn’t a fan. I would still recommend. But driving to the star would be fine too.

8 months ago

Nice moderate trail with great views on a clear day!

9 months ago

It was beautiful this morning as I hiked this trail. My only suggestion is to be careful of the loose stones and just enjoy!

10 months ago

Great trail, you just have to be careful on the loose rocks on the upper half. Going up isn't too bad but they make things a little treacherous on the way down.

11 months ago

Great view at the top. Totally doable with our 12 year old kids and medium size dog.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Good trail. All downhill then all up hill. Would be tough for those that are out of shape.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Impressed by the people who ran up it! Enjoyed the relatively easy hill climb up to a great view

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The trail is fun but the upper half is almost solely loose rocks. It's a beautiful view from the top though.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice walk

Monday, February 20, 2017

great hike

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Decent trail. It is in Roanoke city so easy to get to.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I have lived in the valley my whole life and this mountain has always been my center.... just took my dog up the star trail this morning

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Very enjoyable trail. We had perfect weather. Pretty much uphill the whole way, but the hike back was fast and fun. View at the star is fantastic. If you live near Roanoke, you need to do this trail!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

It was good. The Webelos hiked as part of their Webelos Walkabout Requirement, while serving in a leadership role, and completing a service project!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nice moderate hike.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Multitude of loose rocks. Beautiful view from the top.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful! Fun!

Friday, June 17, 2016

The view was great from the top! Not too easy, not too hard of a hike. I enjoyed it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nice hike and well maintained trail. Great view of Roanoke at the top.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Easy to follow trail up Mill mountain. There wasn't much to see until you get to the top.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nice hike up Mill Mtn. You can start on Riverland Rd or for a shorter hike, start on JP Fishburn Pkwy. This trail will cross the network of Mill Mtn. Trails. There are a lot of them on this Mtn.
The Star Trail can end at the top of Mill Mtn which has the STAR and nice overlook of the City.

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