June 17


Roanoke River Greenway – [2024 Update] Unofficial Park Guide

Written by Brian Bailey

June 17, 2021

Dogs, Easy Walk, Roanoke River, Skatepark, Stroller

Roanoke River Greenway Statistics






Food & Drink Options


Primary Activities

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Roanoke River Greenway - Unofficial Park Guide

 Walking     Jogging     Fishing      Biking    Dog Walking    Bird Watching 

Roanoke River Greenway is a 13.5 Mile paved path that follows along the Roanoke River. It's managed by Roanoke Parks and Recreation and portions of the trail are open year-round. The Greenway has trailheads to choose from so you'll always have plenty of options to park

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.

Roanoke River Greenway Location & Park Conditions

Roanoke River Greenway Best Picture Locations

From Roanoke River Greenway, there are multiple angles of the Roanoke Star and this really great bridge that crosses the river near Vic Thomas Park.

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Are there places to eat and drink along the Greenway?

The Roanoke River Greenway is a heavily trafficked paved walk through the heart of Roanoke, Va. Grab a drink at Wasena City Taproom an ice cream cone at Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. or stop by one the many other food, restaurant or attractions along the way.

How Long is the Roanoke River Greenway?

The Roanoke River Greenway 13.5 miles with sections going through Salem Va , Roanoke, Vinton. There is also an upcoming section, though not along the Roanoke River, at the Read Mountain Greenway.

Is the Roanoke River Greenway safe to swim in?

Probably not. 11 out of 13 of the Roanoke River Greenway tributaries are impaired according to the Roanoke Civic Plus Map.

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