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The Mill Mountain Park trail system offers incredible mountain biking and hiking options within 5 minutes of downtown Roanoke. The trails encompass the summit of Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Star. This area offers 500 acres of parkland atop mill Mountain, picnic areas, overlooks that provide 20-60 mile vistas, access to additional hiking trails, the Mill Mountain Zoo and the Mill Mountain Discovery Center.

Food & Drink

Grab some coffee, tea, beer, or wine at Sweet Donkey Coffee House & Beer Garden, or have a picnic at the top of Mill Mountain. Once you are done hiking, head down the mountain for dinner and drinks at Fork In The Alley (540.982.3675). Another good option, is a visit the Amrhein Wine Cellar for a wine tasting (540.929.4632).

Other Activities

If you are spending more time in the area, visit the Mill Mountain Zoo, and check out the Mill Mountain Discovery Center nature programs (540.853.2236) or explore Roanoke’s premiere art museum – the Taubman Museum of Art (540.342.5760).

Recommended Routes in Mill Mountain Park - 2

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Favorite Star Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mill Mountain Park Loop

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,293' Up 393.98 m Up 1,291' Down 393.55 m Down

Roanoke, VA
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Mill Mountain Park Hiking

  • 11 Miles 18 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mill Mountain Park - 10

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3.4 mi 5.4 km #1Mill Mountain Greenway
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #2Woodthrush Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Monument Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Bluff, VA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Big Sunny Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Star Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #6Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA

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90' neon star at the top of Mill Mountain
Aug 7, 2017 near Cedar B…, VA
Star Trail
Mar 10, 2023 near Cedar B…, VA
Star Trail
Mar 10, 2023 near Cedar B…, VA
Star Trail
Mar 10, 2023 near Cedar B…, VA
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