Top Adventures in Blacksburg

  • Hike through Heritage Community Park and Natural Area

    This is an easy hike through nature with about 2 miles of grass paths and about 0.75 miles of paved paths. It is Blacksburgs biggest park at 169 acres with easy to find parking and picnic areas. Benches are located around the park to sit and enjoy...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Hike the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail

    This is a part of the Huckleberry Trail (which is paved), but off of it is the dirt hiking/walking trail loop. It is a really fun area to explore, and the parts that are on the Huckleberry have plaques with historical information on it which is al...

    1 miles

  • Take a Stroll around Pandapas Pond

    Great for walking or jogging. There are nice views of the pond and there are also other little areas like one dedicated to horticulture. Fishing is also possible (with a license).  Parking is very easy here!

    1 miles

  • Hike through Falls Ridge Preserve

    Dogs are not allowed on this preserve, so please do not bring a dog along.From the parking lot walk through the mowed field until you reach the woods. You will intersect a small loop trail (Bradley Trail). Turn right on this trail and shortly you...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Tom's Creek-Poverty Creek Junction

    Head west on Glade Road from Blacksburg for 4.0 miles until it merges onto Mt. Zion Road. Continue on this for another 1.5 until you pass New Mt Zion Church on your right. Take an immediate right turn after the church onto Poverty Creek Road (This...

  • Photograph Sinking Creek Falls

    Park at the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge, and walk or bike  1/3 mile along Clover Hollow Rd in the direction of Blue Grass Trail Rd or to the pin dropped in the location below.When you can see the waterfall, carefully walk down the bank where you'...

  • Fish Sinking Creek at Clover Hollow Queens Truss Bridge

    Park alongside of the road at the bridge where 2-3 cars can fit. From here you can fish in Sinking Creek with a great view of this historic landmark. The majority of fish are native brook's and can be caught on a smaller 4-5 wt rod using dry flies...

  • Hike to the Keffer Oak on the Appalachian Trail

    You can park your car at the small gravel lot where VA-42 and Rt. 629 intersect. Starting from the Appalachian Trail crossing at VA-42,  head north on the AT, which winds through some grass meadows. After about 0.8 miles into the hike you will cro...

    2.6 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike to Kelly's Knob via the Appalachian Trail

    This is a great day hike for families or groups looking to get out for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson National Forest.From 460W Take Blue Grass Trail Rd then a left onto Clover Hollow Rd/State Route 601. Continue on this for 6....

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike through the New River Cave

    After reaching the parking area, cross the road and continue up the trail for about 0.3 miles. At the kiosk, make sure to register in order to indicate that you are going into the cave. After passing the kiosk and some rocky portions of the trail,...

    2 miles 332 ft gain

  • Float New River

    Starting at the "falls" below the New River Junction you can enjoy a three day float trip down to Bluff City near Pearisburg. [Tangent Outfitters in Pembroke can rent you kayaks and shuttle you to the start point and pick you up at the end point i...

  • Hike to Bald Knob

    Unobstructed views with little hiking effort make Bald Knob one of the best locations to see the sunset in southwestern Virginia.Easy to access from US-460 in Giles County, take Mountain Lake Road (VA-700) for 7 miles and park in the gravel lot on...

    1 miles 403 ft gain

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