Where to Hike in Roanoke, VA?

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Where to Hike in Roanoke, VA?

The Executive Park at Pheasant Ridge sits at the feet of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Explore the area and find an activity that inspires your soul. There are plenty of places to hike in Roanoke and explore that can help you discover a new appreciation for nature’s beauty.

Our Favorite Trails to Hike

Roanoke, Virginia, is home to arts and culture, restaurants, and shopping, but if it’s outdoor activities you like best, then look no further. No matter if you prefer water sports or something on dry land, we’ve got you covered. The Roanoke area is home to the world-famous Appalachian Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, and Blue Ridge Parkway.

Smith Mountain Lake

Located just half an hour from Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake covers more than twenty thousand acres and has more than five hundred miles of shoreline. If your thing is water sports, there are public boat ramps available to use, as well as private marinas. The lake is also a favorite of kayakers, jet-skiing, and water-boarding among other water sports.

However, if dry land is more to your liking, you will find endless scenic hiking trails all along the shoreline of Smith Mountain Lake, as well as hills for rock-climbing. There are also five different golf courses located around the lake, as well as Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway begins in the Smoky Mountain National Forest in North Carolina and winds itself all the way to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Marked with mileposts, just like a highway, this trail passes through Roanoke, at mile marker 120.

The Blue Ridge Parkway follows along the Appalachian Mountains. The scenery and views are a great way to relax after a long day at the office.

Appalachian Trail

The world-famous Appalachian Trail is more than two thousand miles long, meandering all the way from Georgia to Maine. Five hundred miles of that go through Virginia, and 120 miles of it right in Roanoke itself.

With 120 miles of trails to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your overall level of physical fitness as well as your experience in hiking. You can also bring a backpack and stop to admire the scenery from our shelters, which are three-sided structures that would allow you to temporarily camp without a tent.

Fairy Stone Park

The Roanoke Valley area also offers many parks to visit, including the Fairy Stone Park. Home to Fairy Stones, outcroppings of rare minerals. Fairy Stone Park also has nine miles of trails, and if that’s not enough, a 168-acre lake.

Contact Us

The Executive Offices at Pheasant Ridge are located in Roanoke, VA, a beautiful town nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Working near these scenic views offers the opportunity to take to the trails and enjoy time outdoors. Explore the mountains with coworkers and family after work on our favorite trails. Come down for a hike in Roanoke and you won’t be sorry. If you’re interested in relocating or beginning a new business in a customizable office space, contact our team today to discuss availability and even book a tour!