Waid Park - Hiking

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Experience the beauty of nature at Waid Park near Roanoke, VA, where hiking enthusiasts of all levels can embark on unforgettable adventures. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of Virginia's countryside, Waid Park offers a diverse array of trails that wind through wooded areas, open fields, and along babbling streams. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike, you'll find the perfect path to explore. Traverse the trails and discover scenic overlooks that offer breathtaking vistas of the surrounding countryside, providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts and nature photographers alike. Along the way, keep an eye out for the park's abundant wildlife, including birds, deer, and other woodland creatures, adding an element of excitement to your outdoor experience. Waid Park is also family-friendly, with trails suitable for hikers of all ages and abilities. Pack a picnic and make a day of it, enjoying quality time together in the great outdoors. With its tranquil atmosphere, diverse scenery, and accessible trails, Waid Park is the perfect destination for hikers looking to reconnect with nature and create lasting memories. Plan your visit today and discover the natural beauty of Waid Park near Roanoke, VA.

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  • Directions: Coming from Roanoke, take US 220S and take the first Rocky Mount exit and go 2.6 miles. At the stoplight, turn right on Route 40 West (Franklin St.). Stay on Route 40 West and go 2.4 miles (the road makes many little turns, follow the signs and stay on Route 40. Turn right, at the stoplight, on Six Mile Post Road and go 1.8 miles. Turn left at the Waid Park entrance sign.
  • Major Access Routes: Rt. 220
  • Miles from I-81: 49
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General Facility Information
  • All Sports Offered:
    • Baseball
    • Cross Country
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Softball
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  • Audio Description: Available at Baseball/Softball field
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  • Restrooms Description: Multi-stall
  • Seating Description: Bleachers at ballfields
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  • Total Number of Baseball Fields: 2
Soccer/Field Hockey/Lacrosse
  • Total Number of Fields: 6
  • Additional Information: Waid Recreation Area is a 220-acre facility with over 10 miles of multi-use trails, picnic shelters, 2 playgrounds, soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse fields.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Monday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
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  • Saturday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Sports: Hiking, Biking, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Kayaking, Equestrian, Fishing
  • Sunday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Thursday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Tuesday Hours: Dawn - Dusk
  • Wednesday Hours: Dawn - Dusk