Mountain Biking in Virginia - Virginia Is For Lovers
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Franklin County Recreational Park
is located two miles off Route 220 and is home to trails rolling over beautiful wooded hills, nestled around an acre size fishing pond.
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park
has a trail totaling 3 miles of pleasant lake and wooded view hiking. Entry and exit points are scattered throughout the park, with signs identifying each.
Grassy Hill Hiking Trail
starts on Technology Drive in Rocky Mount, across from the YMCA. This hiking trail is managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and totals over
6.6 miles of scenic hiking.
Philpott's Dogwood Glenn Trail
is a five mile hike with scenic lake, wildlife, and wooded views. This trail stretches from Salthouse Branch at Philpott Lake to the Philpott Park Tailrace.
There's no water on Roanoke Mountain. But there are two gorgeous overlooks. The first has a diorama that identifies many of the mountains you're viewing, assuming the day is clear. The second is a cliff that is one of only two approved hang-gliding takeoff points on the Blue Ridge Parkway.