The Roanoke Valley Greenways system features over 30 miles of space throughout the region that is used for outdoor recreation.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Please remember to recreate responsibly on the Greenways and do your part to help keep these public parks and areas beautiful to enjoy for years to come. Please pack out all trash, keep well-behaved pets on leash, and respect those around you.
Learn More: Leave No Trace in Virginia's Blue Ridge >
It's a hugely popular spot for biking, walking, and running, and winds through various communities in Virginia's Blue Ridge, connecting you to many interesting parts of the area, including local parks, downtown districts, and the Roanoke River.
It's a great place to take your pets when visiting Virginia's Blue Ridge and enjoy different unique views of the area, including looks at the surrounding mountains, city skyline, and nearby river and creeks.
Families also enjoy utilizing the many playgrounds located near the greenways at the area parks and picnic areas.
Portions of the greenway also offer great opportunities for fishing, tubing, and kayaking, and connect to the Roanoke River Blueway. Kayak/canoe launch spots can be found on multiple portions of the Roanoke River Greenway and Tinker Creek Greenway.
Many segments of the greenway network showcase beautiful art murals and sculptures that highlight our vibrant local arts & culture scene in the Roanoke Region.
During your adventure, check out many of the local businesses located along the greenways, including craft breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, and a variety of shops & outfitters.
Be Courteous & Safe - Familiarize Yourself with the Greenway Safety Guidelines >
The Roanoke Valley Greenways website is a fantastic resource to help you plan your next adventure on the Greenway. Get more detailed information by checking out the links for each of the specific sections of the greenway network.
The Roanoke River Greenway is one of the signature outdoor experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge and the most popular section of the Greenway network. Work is currently taking place to connect the Roanoke River Greenway in one, cohesive segment that will be a 25-mile trail that makes its way through Salem, Roanoke County, the City of Roanoke, and Vinton.
Learn more about the various sections of the Roanoke River Greenway:
The following segments of the Roanoke Valley Greenways offer wheelchair accessibility.
Plan a unique adventure on the greenway through Roanoke Mountain Adventures, which is located along the Roanoke River Greenway in Roanoke's Wasena Neighborhood and offers a variety of bike rentals.
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