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

Explore Park Trails

Explore Park is 1,100 acres managed by Roanoke County as an adventure park. Adjacent to Roanoke River and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the park offers paddling and tubing, a Treetop Ropes Course, camping in cabins or tents, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The trails provide opportunity to hike and mountain bike in the cool woods […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
14 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
medium
Surface Type:
Natural and gravel

Gladetown Trail

Gladetown Trail is a 0.7-mile natural surface path behind the Craig Center in the Town of Vinton. This trail is in the woods, circling a stormwater management pond. Many wildlife species frequent this area, providing opportunities to spot birds and mammals unusual in the urban area. 

Trail Details

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

Green Hill Park Trails

Green Hill Park is 224 acres on the Roanoke River with ballfields, a paved section of Roanoke River Greenway, a river access spot, a handicapped fishing pier, picnic shelters, a playground, and an equestrian center. Hidden away on the hillside are the Green Hill Park trails. These natural surface trails provide the opportunity to hike […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
1.9 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
medium
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

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

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
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