Roanoke Outdoor Itinerary

Outdoor Itinerary for Virginia's Blue Ridge

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is an outdoor lover's paradise. Being located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains gives us an incredible assortment of outdoor activities and amenities.

Many of them are highlighted in this outdoor itinerary.

The region has claimed numerous recognitions and awards for its outdoor assets, including being named the Best Trail Town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and one of the Most Bike-Friendly Communities in the United States by USA Today Travel.

It's easy to pack any Blue Ridge Day full of great outdoor adventures, and you'll need multiple visits to experience some of the best the region has to offer.

We also have many outdoor-related lodging options, including cabins, camping, and resorts.

The following is a three-day guide that features all kinds of outdoor experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Leave No Trace - Virginia's Blue Ridge

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Please remember to follow the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace to help minimize the impact on our local trails and public lands.

  1. Plan Ahead & Prepare
  2. Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Day One

Mountain Bike Trail - Carvins Cove, Roanoke

Day Two

Upper James River Water Trail - Botetourt County, Virginia

Day Three

Dragon's Tooth Hiking Trail - Roanoke, Virginia

For more opportunities and ideas on things to do, visit our section on Outdoor Adventures in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Roanoke Region Spotlight

These guidelines are a great way to protect nature when you spend time on the trails and outside.

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