Roanoke Valley Greenways

Roanoke Valley Greenways

Greenways Updates

ALERT: Closed for Flooding

As of Tuesday, May 19, portions of the Roanoke River Greenway and Tinker Creek Greenway are closed for flooding.

Where Can I Go to Exercise during COVID-19 Restrictions?

Update: April 20, 2020

The greenways and trails in the Roanoke region are owned and operated by the localities. Thus, each facility is managed based on that locality’s use, crowding, and capacity to provide services. Please help the localities in our region fight the virus by abiding by greenway and park closures! There are lots of new places to discover!


  • Appalachian Trail (McAfee Knob, Dragon’s Tooth, Tinker Cliffs)
  • Park bathrooms in the City of Roanoke
  • All parking areas at greenway trailheads in the City of Roanoke 
  • Botetourt County Parks, including Greenfield
  • Moyer Skatepark in Salem
  • Park bathrooms in Salem
  • Playgrounds in Roanoke County, Salem, and Vinton


Paved greenways that are currently open:

  • Roanoke River Greenway
  • Garden City Greenway
  • Lick Run Greenway
  • Mill Mountain Greenway
  • Tinker Creek Greenway
  • Mill Mountain Access Road
  • Garst Mill Greenway near Cave Spring
  • Glade Creek Greenway in Vinton from Virginia Ave to Walnut Ave
  • Roanoke River Greenway in Green Hill Park
  • Roanoke River Greenway accessed from Cook Dr in Salem
  • Roanoke River Greenway in Salem (Rotary Park to W Riverside Dr)

Cinder surface and natural surface trails that are currently open:

  • Carvins Cove Trails (except Sawmill Branch Trail due to the AT closure)
  • Explore Park Trails
  • Fishburn Park Trails
  • Green Hill Park Trails
  • Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail (parallel to Kessler Mill Rd)
  • Happy Hollow Gardens Trails
  • Hinchee Trail
  • Hollins Park Trail
  • Jae Valley Park Trails
  • Mill Mountain Trails
  • Morningside Park Trail
  • Murray Run Greenway
  • Read Mountain Preserve
  • South County Library Trail
  • Tinker Creek Greenway at Hollins University (I-81 Exit 146/Plantation Rd)
  • Walrond Park Trail
  • Wolf Creek Greenway (Hardy Rd to Mountain View Rd)

Please check locality websites for the latest information.