The City of Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is one of the best in the country when it comes to outdoor recreation.
The city has the rare distinction of featuring a mountain within its city limits, and Mill Mountain is a playground for outdoor adventure with a public park spanning over 560 acres and a trail system that includes 10 miles of multi-use trails that are awesome for hiking and mountain biking and located less than 10 minutes from Downtown Roanoke.
Carvins Cove Natural Reserve is also located in the City of Roanoke and is the 2nd largest municipal park in the United States. It's more than 12,000 acres of forest and it features a 630-acre reservoir that's popular for boating and paddling, and over 60 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The trails at the Cove are regarded as some of the best on the East Coast for mountain biking.
If you’re not on the Greenway, get on the water and enjoy the Roanoke River Blueway, a relaxing spot for paddling, tubing, and fishing.
Need help planning an adventure? Check out Roanoke Mountain Adventures, an outfitter located on the Roanoke River Greenway that offers gear rentals.
Below is a list of outdoor adventures in the City of Roanoke.
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