Mill Mountain, Roanoke City's highest peak, has several trails that traverse it's face. I decided to discover the Monument Trail, which turned out to be quite beautiful. There is no designated parking area if starting where I began, but one can find a spot alongside the road fairly easy. The trail hugs the mountain gaining elevation at a relatively easy grade. I got to see the effect of the earth's tilt on this hike as the north side of the mountain was covered in snow and the south side mostly dry and mostly without the snow from several weeks ago. The trail finishes (or begins) at the spur road leading up to the summit of Mill Mountain.