Roanoke Valley Greenways

Roanoke Valley Greenways

Greenways Updates

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

Update: July 21, 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!


  • Roanoke River Greenway in Salem – Some severe surface damage
  • Roanoke River Greenway from low water bridges at Smith Park to River’s Edge (detour open in Wasena Park)
  • The Mcafee Knob trailhead parking lot operating at 50% reduced capacity to reduce overcrowding.


  • Botetourt County Parks, including Greenfield
  • Park bathrooms in Salem


Paved greenways that are currently open:

  • Roanoke River Greenway
  • Tinker Creek Greenway
  • Garden City Greenway
  • Lick Run Greenway
  • Mill Mountain Greenway
  • Mill Mountain Access Road
  • Garst Mill Greenway near Cave Spring
  • Glade Creek Greenway in Vinton from Virginia Ave to Walnut Ave

Cinder surface and natural surface trails that are currently open:

  • Carvins Cove Trails
  • 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
  • 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.