Chestnut Ridge is located on the Blue Ridge parkway and is one of the Roanoke Valley's most popular trails. The trail, which is a figure-eight loop trail, is located near downtown Roanoke and provides a wonderful hiking experience.
Take I-581S/US 220S out of Roanoke toward Rocky Mount. Leaving Roanoke, you will see signs for entrances to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take the Parkway north and continue to Milepost 120.5. Turn right on Mill Mountain Spur Rd. and continue approximately 1 mile to the Chestnut Ridge Overlook.