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Buck Mountain Trail on Roanoke Mountain

Ideal for

  • Family walks
  • A quiet placeto read, reflect
  • Walk the dog

Time RequirementsThe trail is very short itself.  Do set aside time for the ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the four mile (round trip) loop around Roanoke Mountain.

Directions to trailhead


  • Buck Mountain Trail is located in the upper parking lot of Roanoke Mountain Loop Road, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 120
  • Two tenths of a mile past mile marker 120, headed south on the Blue Ridge Parkway, make the turn at the Roanoke Mountain Loop Road and follow two miles to the top.

Trail Description
This very short trail takes you away from the parking lot and instantly into a virtually untouched spot in nature.  There are rocks to climb, trees to explore and wonderful spots to sit and listen to the birds around you. 



  • Take any trash you might find out with you and keep this spot wonderful! 
  • Want to help keep this a special place? Take time to learn more about the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.