Walking Trails

Walking Trails

While using transit is a great way to get around quickly, sometimes it really pays to stop and look around you - especially in a beautiful place like Blacksburg. Walking Trails are a great way to do this. Below are some available to you.

Huckleberry Trail 

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.

Appalachian Trail 

Giles, VA 
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 

110 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg
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
With a 20,000-acre lake with 500 miles of shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers more than 1,500 acres with hiking trails, picnic areas and ranger programs, such as guided night hikes and canoe trips.

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