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Buzzards Rock Trail

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 4.5 (8)

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


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1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

2,227' 679 m

High

1,346' 410 m

Low

899' 274 m

Up

32' 10 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

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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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  4.5 from 8 votes

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Buzzard's Rock
Jan 18, 2021 near Cloverdale, VA

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Jan 18, 2021
Katharine Kierski
Out and back 3.8, one way 1.9 3.8mi — 1h 15m
Nov 14, 2020
Vickie Lee
Sep 1, 2020
Jennifer Wentz
Mar 28, 2020
alice M
Feb 16, 2020
Sarah B
4mi — 16h 00m
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