The main greenway throughout the Town of Blacksburg is the Huckleberry Trail, (six miles of paved trail). There are also additional paved trails that connect the town population to areas of interest.
Greenway Rules and Guidelines
All trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Trail users should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode of travel or recreation, speed, or skill. The following rules and guidelines should enable everyone to use Blacksburg’s trails in a safe and enjoyable manner:
Pedestrians: Have the right of way.
Be Safe: Please walk with a friend and obey all appropriate rules for bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards.
Control Your Bicycle: All bicyclists must yield to pedestrians. Bicyclist should always alert pedestrians, (bells are recommended). When approaching a pedestrian, pass on the left, and maintain safe speeds.
Wear Protective Helmets: Everyone should wear the recommended safety gear for their chosen activity especially bicyclist, rollerblades, and skateboarders. This may include wrist, knee and elbow pads.
Be Aware: Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Look behind you before changing position along the trail. Be vigilant of the people around you and your surroundings.
Prevent Litter: Help keep the trails clean and neat for others to enjoy. Adopt-A-Park programs are available through the town. For more information, contact the Waste Reduction & Recycling at 540-961-1806.
Trespassing after hours, motorized vehicles, weapons, fireworks, or alcohol are prohibited.
- Walking and biking trails
- Town of Blacksburg Property
|The Huckleberry Trail is an asphalt-paved bike/pedestrian path. The trail currently runs from the Blacksburg library to the New River Mall. There are distance markers every half mile. At 2.83 miles it crosses the road to Warm Hearth, at 3.43 miles it crosses Hightop, and at 3.90 it crosses Merrimac. The total distance from the library to the mall is 5.762 miles.|
|There are benches spaced along the trail where you can rest and enjoy the scenery. Parking is available at both ends as well as near Warm Hearth and the Hightop and Merrimac crossings.|
|The Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department is working to extend the trail along 460 bypass to the Hethwood community and eventually to Blacksburg's Gateway Park.||