With more than 1,000 miles of fantastic trails, "Trail Town" is a perfect description for Virginia's Blue Ridge!

Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge is the latest community featured in the "Trail Town" series by the American Trail Running Association (ATRA).

The feature on the ATRA website was a collaboration between Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge and the Roanoke Regional Partnership, which worked with the organization to provide information and photos for the article.

The American Trail Running Association is a Colorado-based group that serves the trail running community and promotes the sport with information about upcoming events, premier locations for trail running, and other resources.

The "Featured Trail Town: Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge" piece showcases various trail networks in the region, such as Carvins Cove, Explore Park and the Appalachian Trail, while also highlighting other aspects of the community that make it a great place to visit. The article also includes quotes and perspective from Doug Falls, a local trail runner who is part of the passionate community of outdoor adventurers in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"With more than 1,000 miles of trail, there’s something for almost every runner, whether you want to climb mountains that end with 360-degree panoramas, follow a river-side trail, or tackle a more technical run. It’s no wonder that Roanoke has been named a top mountain town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine three times! Roanoke, with a population of 99,000, has everything that a mountain-lover needs for a solid run, and then it’s just a quick jaunt back downtown for a hopping music scene, taps flowing with craft brews, and farm-to-table food options to fuel your next adventure."

Click here to see the complete article on the ATRA website.

Visit our Outdoor Adventure section to learn more about the amazing trails in Virginia's Blue Ridge.