Read Mountain Preserve 5 mile Hike

We will be doing the 5 mile option which I’d consider to be a moderate hike. We will meet initially in the back of the parking lot of the Bonsack Lowes near the Applebees at 10 am, get coordinated and then drive over 3 miles to the preserve. There are no carpool fees or park usage fees associated with this event.

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.