OverviewDeer Run Trail follows *dark* blue blazes off River Walk Trail, which follows lighter blue and continues along the river. It'll be fairly clear which is which—if you're concerned about ending up on the wrong trail, River Walk Trail is wider, and continues to parallel the river. Take the fork that leads you up the hill and you've reached Deer Run.
Need to KnowYou can get here either by taking the path down Old Salem Turnpike Trail (leaving from Lot A) and then onto Palmer's Pond if you are confident on the narrow dirt switchbacks of Palmer's Pond. You could also get to the trailhead of Deer Run by taking River Walk Trail and branching off at the fork.
Flora & FaunaYou'll pass Palmer's Pond on this trail, and you can enjoy the sights and sounds of critters in the water.
Local Club: Roanoke Outside
Land Manager: Roanoke City Parks and RecreationShared by Helen White
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