Chestnut Ridge Trail

EASY 29 reviews
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Chestnut Ridge Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Roanoke, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
846 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Roanoke, VA: Take Rt. 24 east for approximately 22 miles. Turn south (right) on Rt. 43 and travel 2 miles. Turn right (west) onto Rt. 626 and travel 11 miles to the park entrance. After passing the contact station, make a left onto Interpretive Trail Road. Follow until you reach trailhead parking. Signage is excellent.

trail running
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

how beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Overhead canopy kept us cool on a warm summer day. Missed a turn and added an extra mile to our hike. Best to keep an eye on gps. Nice hike.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy trail to hike or trail run. It's easy to hike it as a long or short loop.

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

7 months ago

not a bad trail but not well marked there easy 2.8 mile loop turned into a 7 mile up and down mountain sides....

hiking
7 months ago

Love this short but sweet trail! Not too rigorous but enough to give you a good workout. I'm glad that dogs are allowed and all of the ones I have encountered were very well behaved however I do wish that the owners would clean up their dog poop that's left right in the middle of the trail! I don't want that in my hiking boot treads!

trail running
8 months ago

Not the place for views, but it's perfect for trail running

hiking
9 months ago

Decent trail. Easy access from Roanoke.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

1st time on this trail. Liked it a lot. Great for a quick morning hike!!

trail running
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Took my two dogs running. Total loop is 5.4 miles. Awesome trail. First time on it and very scenic. Ran in October when the leaves were starting to change. Easy red markers to follow.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Family Friendly but with some decent challenges.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016