Ready for a walk in the woods? There are more than 600 miles of Smith Mountain Lake hiking trails in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, including the Appalachian Trail, offering everything from easy strolls to challenging climbs. All  of these locations are from 5 miles to less than 50 miles away from any of our rentals at Smith Mountain Lake. Ask about our private licensed Smith Mountain Lake hiking guides, we can arrange and tours – when you are staying with Premier Vacation Rentals at Smith Mountain Lake.  From the Smith Mountain Lake State Park to the trails in the Jefferson National Forest, we can arrange anything for you.

Come discover why Virginia’s Blue Ridge was named “Best Trail Town” by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine!

After all, we’re always ready for a walk on the wild side in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

You can experience the incredible views from the top of McAfee Knob or Sharp Top Mountain at the Peaks of Otter. The Peaks of Otter is located in Bedford, less than 30 minutes from our lakefront vacation homes.

We also have great hiking opportunities at the State Parks in the region:  Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

With the variety of trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, you have options for hiking to a summit that provides any type of view – city skyline, pristine waters of a lake, reservoir, waterfall or river, stunning mountain vistas, or the peaceful Virginia countryside.

Grab your pack and a camera. Between the trails, wildlife, and stunning views, there’s no telling what will take your breath away.

You can also check out our list of 10 Great Trails and see a complete list of hiking trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.


Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Huddeston, VA

Offers over 10 miles of rolling relaxed hiking near Smith Mountain Lake from easy to moderate. Parking, water and barbecue grills and picnic tables as well, in the event you want to stop and have lunch. Great beaches off the trails to wander into or your pup to wander into..however leashes required. And after a day of walking your dog around, you can enjoy one of our vacation rentals!