Chestnut Ridge Loop

Roanoke, Virginia 24023

Chestnut Ridge Loop

Chestnut Ridge Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike, just minutes from downtown Roanoke, loops through woods of Blue Ridge Parkway National Park above the city. Start at Chestnut Ridge Overlook, then hike through rocky, oak-dominated woods.

Circle near Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area, with its ample facilities. Connector trails allow hikers to vary the length of their circuit. Beyond the picnic area, the trail bisects a former iron mining area from the 1800s, now woodlands, before returning to the trailhead."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
1,470 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,540 feet
Top Elevation
Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC 28803-8686; 828-2980398,
Local Contacts
Blue Ridge Parkway–Roanoke Valley, USGS Garden City
Local Maps

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Dec 2018