Explore Virginia’s top city for outdoor recreation

One of Roanoke’s best outdoor outfitters is located in a renovated historic downtown warehouse that’s home to a sprawling indoor rock-climbing gym and sits less than 100 yards from the Roanoke River and its namesake 400-mile network of Greenway bike trails. Roanoke Mountain Adventures offers a full scope of experiences ranging from e-bike and cruiser rentals, to tubing and kayaking trips, to guided mountain biking tours. First-time Star City visitors are sure to enjoy one of the latter in 900-acre Mill Mountain Park. The longest iteration starts at the shop and follows the Roanoke River Greenway and other dedicated trails for about 3.5 miles to the 1,740-foot summit. There you’ll catch epic panoramic views of the city and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.  RoanokeMountainAdventures.com

Photo courtesy of Roanoke Mountain Adventures

This article originally appeared in the Best of Virginia 2024 issue.

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