Blacksburg is home to some of the most beautiful scenery. With it’s superb location, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is a lot of nature to appreciate. Explore one of Blacksburg’s various walking trails and you will see just why this area is heaven for any outdoor lover.
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 connects Blacksburg and Christiansburg. This six-mile path has various benches located along the way.
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.
110 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg
This is a highly scenic 4-mile round-trip trail. The trail is highlighted by a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson National Forest. Hike is low to moderate in difficulty. The picnicking area is at the beginning of the trail and includes restrooms. Trout fishing is common in Little Stony Creek alongside the trail.
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.
Bedford County, VA
This 20,000-acre man-made lake has 500 miles of shoreline. Additionally, 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.
4171 Pandapas Pond Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Pandapas Pond is surrounded by a one-mile circuit trail for walking andbiking that connects to several Jefferson National Forest trails. Additionally, it is a popular recreation area for those wanting to fish and canoe. The trails surrounding Pandapas pond are a favorite of runners and bikers alike.
1225 Brook Circle, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Brookfield Village is a 12-acre park that has a biking andwalking trail. The park features a playground and gazebo area that’s perfect for family fun.
1200 Deerfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
The Deerfield Trail starts at the intersection of Toms Creek Road and Deerfield Drive. It is a 7/10-mile trail. The trail is located within a beautiful 24-acre park, perfect for exploring..
1087 Jennelle Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Located on 109 acres, the Ellett Valley Recreational Area contains a one-mile loop for biking and walking. The trail is vigorous and has varied terrain, but there are plenty of benches along the way.
2650 Meadowbrook Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Gateway Park is a hiking,biking andhorseback trail that begins at the corner of Old Farm Road. The 15-acre property provides legal access to the Jefferson National Forest. Parking for Gateway Park is located across the street at Heritage Community Park and Natural Area.
2300 Glade Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
With 169-acres of natural area, Heritage Park is the largest park in the Town of Blacksburg. It offers walking and biking trails, in addition to a picnic area containing a shelter with tables.
200 Clay Street SW, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Marcia’s Park can be found at the corner of Draper Road and Clay Street. It is a quiet park that offers walking and biking trail, several benches and picnic tables and even flower gardens.
1900 Grissom Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Nellie’s Cave has a variety of activities that are sure to keep you busy! This 10-acre park has walking and biking trails, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and more.
1501 Seneca Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Located on 22-acres, this park offers walking and biking trails, a soccer field, a playground and picnic tables. You can find the Shenandoah Bike Trail and Park off of Toms Creek Road and Patrick Henry Drive.
Did You Know?
Blacksburg was ranked the 43rd “Best Place to Live and Launch” by CNNMoney.com in 2008.