201 Clay Street, SW, Blacksburg
The main greenway throughout the Town of Blacksburg is the Huckleberry Trail. This is a paved trail for recreational activities including running and biking. The trail runs for six miles with benches located along the way.
1200 Deerfield Drive, Blacksburg
Deerfield trail offers a variety of scenic views with benches alongside the trail. This trail is 7/10 mile trail in a 24 acre park.
Ellett Valley Recreational Area
1087 Jennelle Road, Blacksburg
The Ellett Valley Recreational Area has a biking/walking trail with benches alongside the trail. The trial is a vigorous one mile loop with varied terrain. The park is on 109 acres of land.
2650 Meadowbrook Drive, Blacksburg
This unique trail offers Hiking/biking/horseback with gazebo on the property. It also has legal access to the Jefferson National Forest.
Heritage Community Park
2300 Glade Road, Blacksburg
This park is one of the Town of Blacksburg’s largest parks- 169 acres. It offers walking/biking trails.
The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, running from Georgia to Maine and measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through nearby Giles County, which is adjacent to Montgomery County.
Cascades National Recreation Trail
2068 Cascade Drive, Pembroke, Giles County
This is a highly scenic 4-mile round-trip trail. It is highlighted by a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson National Forest. Hike is low to moderate difficulty. Picnicking area is at the beginning of the trail. Trout fishing is common in the Little Stony Creek alongside the trail.
New River Trail State Park
A "Rails to Trails" project, the New River Trail State Park meanders through southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and boating are just some of the possibilities.
Smith Mountain Lake State Park (Bedford County, VA) - The 20,000-acre lake with 500 miles of shoreline offers more than 1,500 acres, hiking trails, picnic areas and ranger programs, such as guided night hikes and canoe.
Pandapas Pond, Jefferson National Forest
3151 Pandapas Pond Road, Montgomery County
An 8-acre man-made pond that features warm-water fishing and canoeing. A one-mile circuit trail goes around the pond, and several other popular Jefferson National Forest trails connect to it.
Poverty Creek Trail System
Poverty Creek Road, Montgomery County
Poverty Creek Trail System features over 17 miles of trails that traverse Brush and Gap Mountains. The trails offer a variety of experiences and levels of difficulty. Hiking is permitted on all trails. Mountain biking and horse riding is permitted on all trails, except those in the immediate area around Pandapas Pond.
Did You Know?
Dragon's Tooth and McAfee Knob - located in nearby Roanoke, Va. - named "Favorite Sections of the Appalachian Trail" (2010).