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Green Hill Park Trails

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 and mountain bike in the cool woods and to enjoy abundant wildflowers. The trails provide loop options and connect to the top of the equestrian jump field, where fabulous views lie in every direction. Horses are not allowed on the trails.

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Interactive Trail Map

Trail Facts & Figures

1.9mile
Trail
Distance
Varies
Elevation
Gain
medium
Amount
of Use
medium
Trail
Difficulty
Natural
Surface
Type
No
Wheelchair
Accessible
1
Total
Trailheads
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The Green Hill Park Trails System

Craig Climb Trail

Craig Climb Trail, 0.2 miles, is an old farming road that climbs from Pawpaw Trail to the meadow with the horse jumps. It connects to the back parking lot at the bottom and to Meadowview Trail at the top.

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
.2 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
medium
Surface Type:
Natural

Meadowview Trail

Meadowview Trail is a 1-mile loop connecting Pawpaw to the peak of the meadow, climbing steadily first and then circling the hilltop within the shaded woods. It connects to Walton Way and Craig Climb, then continues on to exit into the meadow at the very top. There is a memorial bench to Linda Zimble Oberlender […]

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
1 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Natural

Pawpaw Trail

Pawpaw Trail is 0.6 miles long, connecting to Roanoke River Greenway at the river and wrapping around the lower toe of the hillside. The trail is graced with countless pawpaw and buckeye trees, as well as many types of wildflowers.

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
0.6 mile
Amount of Use:
heavy
Trail Difficulty:
easy
Surface Type:
Natural

Walton Way Trail

Walton Way Trail is the second climbing trail, 0.1 miles, connecting Pawpaw to Meadowview. There is a bench at the intersection for resting after the climb.

Trail Details

Trail Distance:
.1 mile
Amount of Use:
medium
Trail Difficulty:
medium
Surface Type:
Natural

Roanoke River Greenway at Green Hill Park

The section of Roanoke River Greenway within Green Hill Park is a paved path 0.8 miles long. The greenway begins at the parking area near the park entrance off Diuguids Lane and parallels the river to the back parking lot. The path has numerous benches and resting points and provides access to several fishing spots. […]

Trail Details

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

Rules, Regulations
& Etiquette

Trail Rules

Some trails cross jurisdictions along route. Rules vary by jurisdiction.

System-Wide Rules:

  1. Yield to pedestrians.
  2. Keep to the right, pass on the left.
  3. Give an audible warning when passing.
  4. Maintain safe, courteous speeds.
  5. Keep pets on a leash.
  6. Clean up after pets.
  7. Keep the greenway trash free.
  8. No trespassing after hours.
  9. No motor vehicles.
  10. No alcohol, camping, hunting, or fires.

Roanoke County Hours:

  • Hours: 6 am -9 pm.

Trail jurisdiction

This trail crosses the following jurisdictions:

Roanoke County

General Trail Etiquette

  1. Share the trail.
  2. Slow down when congested.
  3. Do not take up more than half the trail.
  4. Keep leashes short.
  5. Wear appropriate safety equipment.
  6. Step off the trail when stopping.
  7. Scoop the poop immediately.
  8. Carry trash to waste receptacles.
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