Read Mountain Trail

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Tucked near the picturesque city of Roanoke, Virginia, Read Mountain Trail entices outdoor enthusiasts with its captivating blend of natural beauty and invigorating hiking opportunities. This scenic trail, boasting panoramic vistas and diverse terrain, offers an unforgettable outdoor adventure for hikers of all skill levels. Spanning approximately 6 miles round trip, the well-marked paths of Read Mountain Trail guide adventurers through breathtaking overlooks showcasing the rolling hills of the Roanoke Valley and the majestic peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trail meanders through lush woodlands, rocky outcrops, and sun-dappled meadows, providing a captivating tapestry of landscapes to explore. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the chance to spot a variety of fauna, from colorful songbirds to graceful deer, amidst the tranquil wilderness surrounding the trail. With options for both leisurely strolls and more challenging hikes, Read Mountain Trail caters to adventurers seeking a brief escape into nature or a full-day excursion. Accessible yet rewarding, Read Mountain Trail invites hikers to immerse themselves in the splendor of Virginia's outdoors, offering a rejuvenating retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice explorer, embark on an unforgettable journey along Read Mountain Trail and discover the hidden treasures of Roanoke's backyard.

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  • Directions: Directions from Downtown Roanoke: Take US 460 East towards Bonsack. Shortly before you reach the Bonsack Walmart, turn left onto Huntridge Road. Travel 1 mile to left on Crumpacker Road. Look for 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 5.5 miles to a right onto Hillview Drive. After passing Cortland Road, take second right onto Crumpacker Road. Look for park entrance on the right, just past Tolman Circle.
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 3.8
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
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  • Wednesday Hours: Open