Chestnut Ridge Trail is one of the Roanoke Valley’s most popular trails. The trail is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is a road that stretches for 469 miles through the Appalachian Highlands.
The Chestnut Ridge Trail is located just outside of downtown Roanoke, northwest of Smith Mountain Lake. The 5.4-mile figure-eight shaped trail takes you down a path through the woods where you will see wildflowers and towering trees. There aren’t many views from the trail since you are walking in the woods, but in the fall this trail is particularly beautiful.
The trail is not very rigorous, so it is good for all hiking levels. There are red markers that will help keep you on the correct path. Dogs are allowed on the hike, and this trail is a popular spot among trail runners. There is a parking lot at the beginning of the trailhead. The trail is not far outside of downtown, so you can easily stop for lunch or a coffee after your hike.
Planning Your Stay Near Chestnut Ridge Trail
If you are looking for accommodation in the Smith Mountain Lake area, check out our vacation homes. We have several lakefront homes that range from two bedroom condos to large five bedroom homes.
All of our homes are fully furnished with high-quality furniture and decorated using inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty. Many of the homes have large windows so you can enjoy your views of the lake and surrounding mountains as well as outdoor seating areas.
While amenities vary depending on which home you choose, many of our homes have large decks where you can sit and look out over the lake. Several of our homes also have private lake access, a dock, an outdoor firepit, a grill, and a private hot tub.
Each home also has a fully stocked kitchen. You can cook a meal from scratch for your family or reheat leftovers. Our kitchens have plenty of space for your whole family to gather so you can enjoy a meal together. If you don’t want to cook, there are also several great restaurants in the area.
For more information on our vacation homes or to book a vacation home, please contact one of our rental specialists today. They can help you find the perfect home for all your vacation needs and give you recommendations on restaurants and activities in the area.