|Name||Read Mountain to Buzzard Rocks|
|Summary||The view from the top is one of the best in the Roanoke Valley|
|Type||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total)||3.8 miles / 6.1 km|
|Elevation Gain||1,150 feet / 351 meters|
|Minimum Elevation||1,200 feet / 366 meters|
|Maximum Elevation||2,350 feet / 716 meters|
|Hiking Season||- All Year Long|
|Things To See||- Scenic Views - Summit|
|Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Nearby Town||Roanoke, Virginia, United States|
Read Mountain is Roanoke County's newest and largest park! Most of the 243 acres are forested, preserving a natural environment the public can enjoy for generations. The main feature of the park is a 1.9 mile trail to Read Mountain's summit at Buzzard Rocks. The trail is moderate to strenuous difficulty, and will take the average hiker on a 2.5 hour round trip. The view from the top is one of the best in the Roanoke Valley!
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.
|Latitude||37.332665 degrees / 37° 19.960' / 37° 19' 57.59"|
|Longitude||-79.886055 degrees / -79° 53.163' / -79° 53' 9.80"|