With over 600 miles of trails, world-renowned tracks for mountain biking, blueways for paddling and fishing, and beautiful routes for scenic drives and motorcycles, you’ll quickly learn why Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Whether you’re paddling, pedaling, or picnicking, there are endless opportunities for adventure in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
The region has received numerous awards and accolades for our outdoor amenities, including being named a Top Mountain Town and Top Trail Town from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
The Roanoke Valley was also named one of the ten most bike-friendly areas in the United States by USA Today Travel and has incredible trails that have earned it the title of being the Mountain Biking Capital of the East.
You can take on the expert-level singletrack at spots like Carvins Cove and challenging climbs in Mill Mountain Park, or enjoy a relaxing ride along the river on the extensive network of Roanoke Valley Greenways.
The region’s hiking trails are also second to none. With easy access to the Appalachian Trail, the thrill of hiking the three peaks in Virginia’s Triple Crown, and family-friendly spots such as Roaring Run Falls, it’s a term of endearment when we tell you to Take a hike! in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
It’s also home to the Blue Ridge Parkway, regarded as “America’s Favorite Drive” because of its spectacular beauty, and four amazing Virginia State Parks.
Want to get on the water? Experience championship-level fishing at Smith Mountain Lake and multiple options for boat and water toy rentals.
If the river is more your speed, Roanoke Mountain Adventures and Twin River Outfitters are two local outfitters that can help you plan outings on the Roanoke River Blueway and Upper James River Water Trail.
Ready for your next adventure? Head to visitvbr.com/outdoors to plan your Blue Ridge Day!