June 4


Chestnut Ridge Trail – [2024 Update] Unofficial Trail Guide

Written by Brian Bailey

June 4, 2021

Nature Walks, Picnic

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Chestnut Ridge Trail Head Sign Yonoke

Chestnut Ridge Trail - Unofficial Trail Guide

 Nature Walk      Picnic Areas        Wildlife  

Chestnut Ridge Trail is located near the entrance of Mill Mountain Star Trail on Mill Mountain Parkway. Chestnut Ridge Trail is an easy hike which is heavy on the wildlife which you can read more about at the Department of Wildlife Resources website. 

Editor's Note: We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always use multiple references before driving to a trailhead as trail amenities and conditions can always change.

Chestnut Ridge Trail Location & Conditions

Chestnut Ridge Trail Picture Locations

As a true nature walk, there doesn't seem to be any overlooks or waterfalls to speak of. If you're looking to take pictures of wildlife, then every spot on this trail is iconic.

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Chestnut Ridge Trail Location

Chestnut Ridge Trail is located close to downtown Roanoke and Roanoke Star Trail making this a popular destination for tourists.

Chestnut Ridge Trail also surrounds a now closed Roanoke Mountain Campground which is still accessible to walk through. 

How Long Is Chestnut Ridge Trail?

Chestnut Ridge Trail is a 5.4 Mile Loop Trail located directly off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke Va. 

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