June 5

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Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve – Unofficial Trail Guide

By Brian B

June 5, 2021

Easy Hike, Loop Hike, Nature Walk

Statistics

3.9

Distance in Miles

940

Elevation Gain in Feet

2:00

Hike Time in Hours

1

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Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve - Yoanoke

Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve - 2021 Hiking Guide

 Canyon Loop       Small Waterfall        

Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve is managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and is a classic nature walk and easy hiking favorite of Roanoke.


Editor's Note: We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always use multiple references before driving to a trailhead as trail amenities and conditions can always change.

Location

Best Picture Location

The Poor Mountain Overlook is about a mile down Canyon Trail going Counter-clockwise and is probably the best overlook in the preserve.

Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve - Yoanoke

Additional Information

Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve is a great way to enjoy nature but not exert yourself. This hike is a canyon loop going down to a stream at the bottom and coming up to the Poor Mountain Overlook looking to the North. 

The overlook has great views looking northerly and a nice bench to sit down on. 

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