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Explore the 1,000 Miles of Trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

You’ll find over 1,000 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and paddling in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, which serves as the perfect destination for an outdoor adventure. Check out epic hiking on the Appalachian Trail, backcountry mountain biking in the Jefferson National Forest, scenic paddling on the Upper James River Water Trail, and treetop camping at Roanoke County’s Explore Park. It’s time to be a #Trailsetter in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Book a paddling trip on the Upper James River with Twin River Outfitters. Photo courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Eat: They have trails for everyone in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, including those who want to check out the local food and drink scene! Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail is a collection of nearly 30 breweries, wineries, and craft spirits producers located in the region. Each one features their own unique flavors and atmospheres that serve as great spots for a post-adventure drink. Text “CHEERS” to (540) 253-4311 to download your free VBR Cheers Trail Mobile Passport and receive exclusive special offers and discounts!

VBR Cheers Trail Info

beers at Parkway Brewing Company
Parkway Brewing Company, photo courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge
Roaring Run Waterslide
Roaring Run Waterslide, photo courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Play: Chasing waterfalls is highly encouraged in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls are some of the best hikes in the region, and the entire family will enjoy visiting spots like Roaring Run Falls, Apple Orchard Falls, and Bottom Creek Gorge. You can even wear your swimsuit and make your way down the natural waterslide along the Roaring Run Trail!

Waterfall Weekend Itinerary

Stay: Whether it’s a historic downtown hotel, charming bed and breakfast, peaceful rustic cabin, or a luxurious lodge, you’ll love the variety of overnight lodging options to choose from in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. And no matter where you’re located, it’s never far from a local trail to explore!

Places to Stay in VBR


Cover photo: Roanoke is the largest city along the Appalachian Trail and features access to more than 240 miles of the iconic footpath. Photo courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge 

Places to Go, Things to See: