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Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 899' 274 m
Descent: -32' -10 m
High: 2,227' 679 m
Low: 1,346' 410 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Roanoke Outside

A scenic out-and-back trail to Buzzards Rocks.

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Description

Buzzards Rock Trail is a ~1.9 mile (3.8-mile roundtrip) out-and-back trail from the parking lot to the Buzzards Rocks summit. This is a moderately difficult hike, and you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the valley.

Directions from Downtown Roanoke:
Take U.S. 460 east towards Bonsack. Shortly before you reach the Bonsack Walmart, turn left onto Huntridge Road. Travel one mile to a left on Crumpacker Road. Look for the park entrance on the right, just past Tolman Circle.

Directions from Interstate 81:
Take the Troutville exit and turn onto US 220 South (Cloverdale Road). Travel 3.5 miles to a right onto Hillview Drive. After passing Cortland Road, take second right onto Crumpacker Road. Look for the park entrance on the right, just past Tolman Circle.

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Jan 1, 2019
Joanna Sisk-Purvis
Dec 15, 2018
Michael Cawood
Good quick hike. Good views of the city.
Nov 23, 2018
Crafton Wilkes
3.8mi
Sep 3, 2018
Brent Hutson
5.2mi
Apr 13, 2018
Jessica White
Saw 3 people. Quiet, nice hike.

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