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Buck Mountain Trail

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Length

0.3 Miles 0.6 Kilometers

84%

Runnable

Elevation

86' 26 m

Ascent

-61' -19 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

2,206' 672 m

High

2,141' 653 m

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This short route is a great addition to any visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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. There are plenty of places to reflect, read, and your four-legged friend may also enjoy this trail. Though short, this trail is worth stopping for.

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.

Directions to trailhead:
Buck Mountain Trail is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 123. Two tenths of a mile past mile marker 123, headed south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take the BRP south for 2.8 miles from where it crosses U.S. 220 south of Roanoke. (The BRP crosses on overpass, but there are entry roads to the parkway from 220.) The trailhead, named Buck Mountain Overlook, will be on the left. 

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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge

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