Roanoke Valley, Virginia greenway program arose
in 1995 as a citizen initiative to improve quality
of life in the region. The City of Roanoke,
Roanoke County, Salem and the Town of Vinton
established the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission
in 1997 with the signing of an Intergovernmental
Agreement. At the same time greenway founders
set up Pathfinders for Greenways, Inc. to be
a non-profit that could involve volunteers in
To date 26 miles of greenways
with bicycle/pedestrian trails have been built
in the Roanoke Valley, with additional hubs
of natural surface trails at Mill Mountain,
Carvins Cove, and Read Mountain. The update
to the Roanoke Valley Greenway Plan in 2007
provides for 35 routes that would provide linkages
throughout the Roanoke Valley.
Each of the greenways has
gone through the stages of planning, engineering,
right-of-way acquisition, funding, and construction.
This chart shows the greenways completed
to date. They are also shown on our map page.
If you would like to hold an event on a greenway, please contact your local government's parks and recreation department.
Roanoke Valley Greenways
P.O. Box 29800
Roanoke, VA 24018 USA