Read Mountain Preserve
Trails & Greenways
Description: Read Mountain is one of the County's largest passive recreation areas. Preserved by
conservation easements with the Virginia Outdoors
Foundation and the Blue Ridge
Land Conservancy , most of the 243 acres are forested, preserving a natural
environment the public can enjoy for generations. The park includes a 5 mile
trail system with moderate to strenuous levels of difficulty.The main feature of
the park is a 2 mile trail to Read Mountain's summit known as Buzzards Rock. 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.
Map of the Preserve and Trails
Download Read Mountain Trail Map