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Temporary detour of a section of the Roanoke River Greenway this Wednesday

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Carvins Cove Natural Reserve Trails

Carvins Cove is a 12,000 acre watershed, protecting a 630-acre reservoir, used for the region’s drinking water. The Western Virginia Water Authority manages the reservoir and boat landing access; Roanoke Parks and Recreation manages the 12,000 acres and 60 miles of trails. The trails are managed for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, with some […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
60 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
varied
Surface Type:
Natural

Garden City Greenway

Garden City Greenway is a two mile, paved, neighborhood greenway that connects the Garden City area to Roanoke River Greenway. Started as a Safe Routes to School project, the upper portions are wide sidewalks along Garden City Boulevard, providing connections to the elementary school, businesses, and Garden City Recreation Center at Hancock Park. The lower […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
2.03 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Paved

Lick Run Greenway

Lick Run Greenway is a paved trail with a 4.1 mile section from downtown to Valley View mall and a 0.5 mile section at Countryside Park. The greenway provides an excellent commuter route between the city’s biggest commercial areas and offers a lovely respite for a nature walk or run. Connections along the way include […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
4.6 mile
Amount of Use:
light
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Paved

Mill Mountain Greenway

Mill Mountain Greenway is a 3.3 mile paved route connecting downtown to the Mill Mountain Star. The greenway officially begins at the Wells Fargo Tower, tying into Lick Run Greenway and providing continuous greenway connectivity across the valley. The route weaves through the market area using existing sidewalks and streets, then follows an off-road sidewalk […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
3.28 mile
Amount of Use:
light
Trail Difficulty:
medium
Surface Type:
Paved

Mill Mountain Trails

The Mill Mountain trail network provides 10 miles of natural surface trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding within the 600-acre Mill Mountain Park. Trails are accessible from the Discovery Center and Mill Mountain Star on top of the mountain, from a parking lot on Riverland Road, and from several neighborhood streets. Fern Park […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
10 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
varied
Surface Type:
Natural surface

Murray Run Greenway

Murray Run Greenway is a 1.9 mile neighborhood trail, connecting five schools and three parks. The greenway was adopted in 1998 by the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League, which assisted Pathfinders for Greenways and the City with planning and construction of various sections. Starting from Shrine Hill Park on Grandin Road, the greenway winds behind […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
1.9 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Cinder, natural

Read Mountain Greenway

Read Mountain Greenway is under development, to connect Mason Mill Park to the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology (RCIT). In 2020 the first 0.64-mile, paved section opened at the end of Blue Hills Drive. This offers employees in the business park additional options for walking, in conjunction with sidewalks in the complexes. The views […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
0.64 mile
Amount of Use:
light
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Paved

Roanoke River Greenway

Roanoke River Greenway is the region’s signature project, the backbone of the greenway network following the river from west to east through the valley. Currently, the focus is on finishing the 25 miles from Green Hill Park in west Roanoke County, through the Cities of Salem and Roanoke, connecting to the Town of Vinton, and […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
14.2 mile
Amount of Use:
heavy
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Paved

Tinker Creek Greenway

Tinker Creek is a major tributary of Roanoke River, over twelve miles long, and a greenway along this corridor has always been included in greenway plans. The headwaters begin in Botetourt County, and the corridor is rich in natural and cultural resources, including many historic structures such as old mills and houses like Monterey, Bellmont, […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
1.38 mile
Amount of Use:
light
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Paved
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