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Lick Run Greenway

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 Hotel Roanoke, the Visitor’s Bureau, O. Winston Link museum, the Civic Center, Washington Park, Brown-Robertson Park, Huff Lane Park, and Valley View mall. Unique features include the wonderful view of Mill Mountain Star from Washington Park and the greenway bridge across I-581, with excellent traffic watching and views of the surrounding mountains. The creek and many large woodland trees provide habitat, where 94 species of birds have been documented. Farther west along Ferncliff Avenue, there are wide sidewalks, providing an on-road connection from Hershberger Road to the off-road section at Countyside. In addition to the greenway, Countryside Park has fitness stations along a walking trail.    

The City is working with potential developers to provide a connection of these two segments of greenway and has also obtained funding to provide bicycle/pedestrian facilities beyond Valley View mall to the airport.

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Interactive Trail Map

Trail Facts & Figures

4.6mile
Trail
Distance
509feet
Elevation
Gain
light
Amount
of Use
easy
Trail
Difficulty
Paved
Surface
Type
Yes
Wheelchair
Accessible
4
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.

City of Roanoke Hours:

  • Hours: 6 am – 11 pm.

Trail jurisdiction

This trail crosses the following jurisdictions:

City of Roanoke

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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