Dragon's Tooth - Hiking

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Situated near Roanoke, Virginia, Dragon's Tooth captivates outdoor enthusiasts with its rugged beauty and challenging trails. This iconic hike offers a unique opportunity for hikers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The approximately 4.5-mile round-trip trek to Dragon's Tooth presents adventurers with a moderate challenge, featuring steep ascents, rocky terrain, and occasional scrambles over boulders. However, the reward at the summit is unparalleled—a stunning panoramic vista that stretches as far as the eye can see, with the majestic Dragon's Tooth rock formation as the centerpiece. Hikers at Dragon's Tooth can expect an exhilarating experience as they navigate through lush forests, across babbling streams, and up rocky inclines. Along the way, opportunities abound for wildlife spotting, birdwatching, and nature photography. The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it accessible to hikers of varying skill levels, though sturdy footwear and plenty of water are essential. Whether you're a seasoned trekker seeking a new challenge or a casual hiker looking to explore Virginia's natural beauty, Dragon's Tooth offers an unforgettable adventure. With its awe-inspiring views and invigorating terrain, this iconic hike promises an experience that will leave you longing to return again and again.

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  • Directions: From I-81, take Exit 141. Go north on Rt. 419/N. Electric Road toward Rt. 311. Turn right on Rt. 311N and continue approximately 10 miles. The parking lot for Dragon's Tooth will be on the left just after Catawba Grocery.
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 4.5
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open