Catawba Greenway is a hiking loop connecting the Appalachian Trail to the Catawba community. On the south side of Rt. 311, there is a one mile trail going from the AT to a bridge across Catawba Creek and a connection to Rt. 311. After crossing Rt. 311, a hiker can proceed to the Catawba Community Center, a Roanoke County facility in the old school building. The second phase of Catawba Greenway is under construction in 2020. It will run from the Catawba Sustainability Center (the Tech farm) up the old Rt. 311 to a shelter on a knoll, offering dramatic views of the Catawba Valley and great bird watching opportunities. Beyond the shelter, a single track hiking trail is under construction to connect to the McAfee Knob fire road. When completed, a loop will be possible, using the AT as the connection between the two Catawba sections.
Interactive Trail Map
Some trails cross jurisdictions along route. Rules vary by jurisdiction.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- Keep to the right, pass on the left.
- Give an audible warning when passing.
- Maintain safe, courteous speeds.
- Keep pets on a leash.
- Clean up after pets.
- Keep the greenway trash free.
- No trespassing after hours.
- No motor vehicles.
- No alcohol, camping, hunting, or fires.
Roanoke County Hours:
- Hours: 6 am -9 pm.
This trail crosses the following jurisdictions:Roanoke County
General Trail Etiquette
- Share the trail.
- Slow down when congested.
- Do not take up more than half the trail.
- Keep leashes short.
- Wear appropriate safety equipment.
- Step off the trail when stopping.
- Scoop the poop immediately.
- Carry trash to waste receptacles.