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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.
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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 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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