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Best trails in Blacksburg

427 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Blacksburg, Virginia? AllTrails has 9 great trail running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around New River Trail State Park or Claytor Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Falls Ridge Nature Preserve or Read Mountain Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Blacksburg ranging from 1.3 to 12.6 miles and from 1,742 to 2,372 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Blacksburg
Top trails (9)
#1 - Gateway Trail to Jacob's Ladder to Snakeroot Loop Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
#2 - Huckleberry Trail
Blacksburg, Virginia
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
Paved path that runs from the downtown area of Blacksburg to the Christiansburg Recreation Center, Franklin St. Food Lion, and beyond.Show more
#3 - Horse Nettle, Joe Pye, Pandapas Pond, and Wetland's Boardwalk Loop
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#4 - Gateway Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#5 - Ellett Valley Nature Trail
Blacksburg, Virginia
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 44 m
A nice walk through wooded forest on a hilly path. Includes interpretive signs. Trailhead is easy to miss, as it looks like a private residence (notice the mailboxes when you turn in). There's room for 5-6 vehicles in the lot. Be aware of the big pothole immediately as you turn into the drive.Show more
#6 - Coal Mining Heritage Park Loop Trail
Coal Mining Heritage Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 41 m
#7 - Horse Nettle to Joe Pye to Poverty Creek
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#8 - Prickly Pear, Queen Anne, May Apple, Poverty Creek, Royale Loop
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#9 - Ladyslipper, Joe Pye and Poverty Creek Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more