For more than 20 years we've built and cared for trails, written plans and raised money. This year we have an amazing opportunity, one with significant cost, but one we absolutely cannot pass up: building the Hinchee Trail.
Through the generous work of the Hinchee family, Roanoke Valley Greenways is developing plans for 235 acres of woodland on Brushy Mountain to become a greenway and park. This will connect our greenway network from Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail (and eventually the Roanoke River Greenway) to Carvins Cove. Years of fundraising have given us a start, but we need your help to build and open these beautiful new trails to the public.
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.
12th Gallop for the Greenways – May 12, 2018
The Gallop is the only race in the Valley devoted solely to raising money for the greenways (over $200,000 helped build the Roanoke River Greenway)! This year we will crown the winners of a one-mile race on Friday, May 11, 2018 as King and Queen of the Greenway.
Don’t Stop Now! You can get involved today:
- Volunteer to help build and maintain trails
Special thanks to our 2017 donors - all 275 of you!