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
Garst Mill Greenway

Garst Mill Greenway

Garst Mill Greenway, a half mile, paved section of Mudlick Creek Greenway, is located in Roanoke County’s Garst Mill Park. This neighborhood park has many facilities for families, such as playgrounds, picnic shelter, tennis courts, and ball fields. The greenway begins with a bridge and parallels the creek through the park. Frequent users include children […]

Trail Details

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

Glade Creek Greenway

Glade Creek Greenway is currently a 0.6-mile paved path, parallel to Glade Creek in the Town of Vinton. The greenway links Tinker Creek Greenway at Virginia Avenue to bicycle and pedestrian facilities on Walnut Avenue and will soon reach to Gus Nicks Boulevard. The first phase of the greenway to Walnut opened in 2017 and […]

Trail Details

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

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

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

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail is a 1.8 mile cinder surface path, the only rail-trail in the Roanoke Valley’s system. Donated by Norfolk and Southern, the trail follows Kessler Mill Road and Mason Creek. The trail has numerous historical markers commemorating the Civil War skirmish at Hanging Rock. It passes an old loading platform, where coal […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
1.8 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Cinder, crushed aggregate

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

Mason Creek Greenway

Mason Creek Greenway is a one mile, paved section behind the GE plant in Salem. Parking is available on Roanoke Boulevard, and the greenway follows the creek to Salem Turnpike. Features include a fitness stop and open fields for soccer and other sports. Over 100 species of birds have been documented along this one mile […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
0.99 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

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

Wolf Creek Greenway

Wolf Creek Greenway is a 2.2 mile, cinder surface trail running from Hardy Road to Mountain View Road in eastern Roanoke County and the Town of Vinton. Parking for the greenway is located behind 1390 Hardy Road and at the parks. The first section in Vinton is on lands that also provide well water for […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
2.2 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Cinder, crushed aggregate
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