Buzzard Roost Road

Total Miles


903.21 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

While not as exciting in terrain as the closely named Old Buzzard Roost Road, this route has some amazing views and other interesting features. It's mostly gravel with a few sections that hold water or have small washouts. You can travel the Southern terminus up towards the ridgeline and then trace along the cliff line. The namesake Buzzard Roost Overlook is marked by some unfortunate graffiti on a tree so it's easy to miss. However, if you carefully venture out to the edge of the cliff you'll be rewarded with expansive views of the valley below, the Pigeon River, and even I40. Continuing to the Northeast you'll quickly descend towards the Pigeon River. Along the way, you'll pass a number of campsites. Just before you return to I40 the concrete bridge passes over the Pigeon River. After heavy rains, this bridge can be submerged so take caution if that's the case. Cell service is available at higher elevations, but don't count it along the entire route.


The route is mostly gravel but a few sections are rougher and washouts are possible, especially after heavy rains. It's wide enough for two vehicles in all but a few spots.

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