Chestnut Ridge Trail

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Chestnut Ridge Trail is a 2.8 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 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.

2 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
3 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Decent trail. Easy access from Roanoke.

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

trail running
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Family Friendly but with some decent challenges.

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Relatively easy and fun hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pretty trail! The whole loop is 5.4 miles. Lots of flowers and pretty scenery along the trail. Easy and feels like your a lot further out of town than you are.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The entrance to the Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail is located at MP 120.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take the Mill Mountain Parkway for about a mile and parking for the trail is on the right. Bathrooms are available at the Mill Mountain Visitor's center at the top of Mill Mountain. This trail is a local favorite for trail running.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 27, 2015

This place is surprisingly nice for the locale and fast becomeing one of my go-to spots due to it's location so close to my home, and to everything else. Dog friendly and the trials are both wide in most places, as well as sparsely populatd.

hiking
Saturday, October 24, 2015

I believe this is the chestnut ridge trail which you can access via the parkway, Yellow Mountain Rd or from South Roanoke at Fern Park. Its a nice easy hike but extremely accessible. The nature trail spilt off is worth checking out. Dog friendly and surprisingly not crowd considering location.

hiking
Friday, February 06, 2015

A nice, easy hike that is close to downtown. It's nothing spectacular, but this is great for a quick stroll in the woods. I'm not sure, but I think this may actually be called chestnut ridge loop.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Which trail is this trail?