Are you ready to be a #Trailsetter and plan your next metro mountain adventure in Virginia’s Blue Ridge? With over 1,000 miles of trails, Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the ultimate destination for outdoor recreation. We’re the only IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center on the East Coast, which makes us America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital, and there’s also incredible hiking on the Appalachian Trail and fun paddling on the Upper James River Water Trail. Choose your own path. Be a #Trailsetter.
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail
When we say we have trails for everyone in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, it includes those who want to check out our local food & drink scene! Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail is a collection of nearly 30 breweries, wineries, and craft spirits producers located in our region. Each one features their own unique flavors and atmosphere that serve as great spots for a post-adventure drink.
You’ll love taking advantage of the new overnight lodging options at Roanoke County’s Explore Park. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115, the park offers primitive camping sites, RV sites, yurts, bell & canvas tents, canvas and pod cabins. Surrounded by trails and with easy access to the Roanoke River, this is the perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast.
Go Outside & Play
A #Trailsetter can make Virginia’s Blue Ridge their personal outdoor playground with all the amazing options for hiking, biking and paddling. Lace up your hiking boots and conquer the Virginia Triple Crown. The three hikes along the Appalachian Trail that make up the Triple Crown – Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs – feature some of the most beautiful views in Virginia. If you’d prefer to explore the region on two wheels, check out the awesome mountain biking at Carvins Cove and Mill Mountain Park, one of the best urban trail systems in the nation! For paddling, the Upper James River Water Trail, Roanoke River Blueway, and Pigg River Blueway are beautiful waterways for a relaxing float or paddle. Twin River Outfitters and Roanoke Mountain Adventures are local outfitters with rentals, guide & shuttle services to help you plan your adventure.