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.
Interactive Trail Map
The Green Hill Park Trails System
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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. […]
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.