Roanoke Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The majestic mountains provide a scenic backdrop for all the outdoor adventures in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

But to fully enjoy your experience in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, you've got to put on some sturdy shoes and hike, bike, climb, and paddle among them.

The region has received numerous awards and accolades for our outdoor amenities, including being named a Top Mountain Town and Top Trail Town from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

The Roanoke Valley was also named one of the ten most bike-friendly areas in the United States by USA Today Travel and has incredible trails that have earned it the title of being America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital.

It's also home to the Blue Ridge Parkway, regarded as "America's Favorite Drive" because of its spectacular beauty, the world-famous Appalachian Trail, and three amazing Virginia State Parks.

With championship fishing, beautiful rivers for kayaking and canoeing, perfect spots for birding and wildlife watching, awesome disc golf courses, hiking trails with stunning panoramic views and challenging mountain biking trails, we've got a little bit of everything outdoor-related in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

We also feature a pet friendly section full of activities you can enjoy with your pet in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Start planning your trip now to enjoy all the following:

Bring your favorite energy bar. You're going to need it with all the outdoor adventures you'll find here. You can also refer to our Outdoor Sample Itinerary to get a better idea of how to plan your next vacation!

For additional ideas and resources on planning an outdoor experience in the region, check out Roanoke Outside.

The following is a comprehensive list of all the outdoor-related activities you can enjoy in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

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There's an adventure and experience for everyone in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Enjoy the ride. Choose your own path. Be a #trailsetter.