Read Mountain is one of the County's largest passive recreation areas. Preserved by conservation easements with theVirginia Outdoors Foundationand theBlue 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.