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Lovely views, IF you don't mind heights.

Long, narrow, winding, steep road to get to top. Made me very nervous to be on. Once at top, however, views were lovely. Glad I went. Trip down was steep and winding, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Charlene Y
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Pollocksville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overcast and cool, but a great hike! Traveled two trails, combined, and it took about 3 hours! FUN! There was a great map available at the parking area. Directions to the site, were spot on! Well maintained trail and parking area!

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Forest, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

You'll forget you're basically in a subdivision when you hike this trail! Just drive up Crumpacker to the gate, and you're off. This trail is about 6 miles or so if you do the entire loop. Be sure to visit Buzzard Rock for a view of the airport and more. Take water and hiking sticks. Follow the CCC trail after... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Long, narrow, winding, steep road to get to top. Made me very nervous to be on. Once at top, however, views were lovely. Glad I went. Trip down was steep and winding, but tolerable.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Thought we were going for an easier hike than what we ended up with but it was a good workout nonetheless.

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Thank Kris D
Roanoke, Virginia
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This isn't my favorite hike in the Roanoke Valley but it's a great workout to the top with a nice view. The parking lot is small and is located in a residential area, so be careful when you drive, you pass a lot people's homes.

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Thank Caroline M
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Nice easy hike with a few options to extend your walk. One good view at Buzzard's Roost. Maps at the start. Little hard to find. The entrance looks like a driveway between two houses. Trails are in good shape last I went.

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Thank Mike M
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've done the Buzzards Rock hike several times, it's a nice moderate hike, not many views on the way up but a pretty decent one at the end. Like it because it's so close to town and can be done in a relatively short amount of time and at the last minute.

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Thank Hollygo61
SW Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Hiked all the trails. Nice preserve right in the middle of the city. The preserve trails are well kept on the end near the outlook, not so much on the other end. The outlook is fine, but nothing special--you look down on the tops of factories and warehouses.

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Thank PCBSML
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a nice hike to a beautiful view. I didn't take my dogs because the trail typically isn't very wide and I don't want to scare other hikers with my boys, even though they would be fine. A nice hidden treasure.

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Thank KNCASS
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Enjoyable, not-too-strenuous hike at a beautiful local site! Buzzard's Rock (1.9 miles up) offers a fun activity - Pack a lunch and enjoy a nice view of the valley! Running streams along the way provide a cool drink if you bring your dog. Different seasons provide different views, but it is always a treat to visit this relatively short and... More 

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