For more than 20 years we've built and cared for trails, written plans and raised money. Now we are fulfilling a dream: connecting the greenway network to Carvins Cove by building the Hinchee Trail.
Last year you heard about our opportunity to purchase 235 acres of woodland to connect Carvins Cove to Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail. You responded with generous donations and helped us purchase this land, but the trail is not yet open. We are on the homestretch, eager to transfer the property to Roanoke County to be the Hinchee Trail.
Before the County can open the trail, we have a few more things to do: build a parking lot, install gates and signs, trim trees, clean culverts - all the things park managers do. Help us wrap up these details, and we will let you know to join us on opening day. Through the generosity of the Hinchee family, we are able to bring you the Hinchee Trail, connecting our greenway network to Carvins Cove.
LEARN ABOUT OUR WORK!
Pathfinders for Greenways
In 1997, we began involving citizens and volunteers in building Roanoke Valley Greenways. Pathfinders works closely with the Greenway Commission and five localities to raise money for greenways, coordinate trail construction, train volunteers, and sponsor promotional events. Have you been on Murray Run or Wolf Creek Greenways, Mill Mountain or Carvins Cove trails? Thanks to Pathfinders for a big hand in building these. Pathfinders coordinates over 5000 hours of volunteer work every year and funds many of the little things like signs, benches, trees, and mile markers.
Love the Greenways?
If you use the greenways, you are one of us. Do you bike, jog, walk your dog, ride to work, or join the pub run on the greenways? Do you read the interpretive signs or let your kid climb on the artwork? We have worked for years attending public meetings, pushing for greenways, telling folks how great they will be. Now that we have some, you too know how great they are. Help us to get more, go farther, connect them all together.
Don’t Stop Now! You can get involved today:
- Volunteer to help build and maintain trails.
- Become a Greenway Ambassador and help others safely enjoy the greenways.
- Adopt a trail or become a park partner to help with on-going maintenance.
Special thanks to our 2018 RVGives donors - all 83 of you who donated $13,100!