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."