Blue Ridge Parkway Trails

The Blue Ridge Parkway has paralleling trails in the Roanoke region for hiking and horseback riding. These trails are managed by the National Park Service and are not open to bicycles. There are four distinct sections: Horse Trail, a 11-mile trail for equestrians and hikers, from Stewarts Knob Overlook MP 110.6 to MP 121.4 at […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
17 mile
Amount of Use:
light
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Natural

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

Greenfield Trails

Botetourt Center at Greenfield is a 600-acre business park with numerous trails for public use and a disc golf course. Cherry Blossom Trail is cinder surfaced; others are grass and open to cross country runners and equestrians. The large pond provides habitat diversity that attracts many species of birds.

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
7 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Cinder and grass

Havens Wildlife Management Area Trails

Havens Wildlife Management Area is a 7,190 acre preserve managed by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. This is very steep, rugged terrain that has two fire roads and several very steep trails. The land is managed for hunting, but is open also for hiking and horseback riding. Public parking is available from two parking […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
20.3 mile
Amount of Use:
light
Trail Difficulty:
hard
Surface Type:
Natural

Hinchee Trail

Hinchee Trail is a 2.1 mile trail, connecting Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail to Brushy Mountain Trail at Carvins Cove. The trail starts at the parking lot on Dutch Oven Road, ascends a short section of paved, private driveway (no parking allowed), and then connects to a natural surface woods road. The trail and 235-acre park […]

Trail Details

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

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
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