Hinchee Trail

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 were donated to Roanoke County by the Hinchee family and Pathfinders for Greenways in 2019. The property has a colorful past, including times as a Civilian Conservation Corps fire road, as a community store, as a peach orchard, and as a storage area for an explosives manufacturing company. The trail provides views in winter of the Roanoke Valley and provides new access to the 12,000 acres of Carvins Cove. Frequent users include equestrians, mountain bikers, and hikers. Please respect directions on signs, as the trail is bordered by private property in many areas.

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Trail Facts & Figures

2.1mile
Trail
Distance
1155feet
Elevation
Gain
medium
Amount
of Use
medium
Trail
Difficulty
Natural surface
Surface
Type
No
Wheelchair
Accessible
1
Total
Trailheads
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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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