Mill Mountain Park Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,293' 394 m
Descent: -1,291' -394 m
High: 1,760' 536 m
Low: 1,138' 347 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“The Mill Mountain Park trail system offers incredible options within 5 minutes of downtown Roanoke.”— Roanoke Outside
The loop starts out on the Star Trail briefly before connecting to Monument Trail. From here, the trail climbs slightly before runners cross over to the Ridgeline Trail which is an intermediate trail that runs along the ridge/spine of Mill Mountain.
From Ridgeline Trail, a short run on Mill Mountain Greenway will get you to Big Sunny Trail which runs along the western edge of the park. Keep an eye open for a junction with the Riser Trail where you'll want to take a left; continuing on the Big Sunny Trail will dead end at a neighborhood.
Riser Trail is a short connector that will bring you back to Ridgeline Trail. Run south, and eventually you'll cross over Mill Mountain Parkway to start on the Wood Thrush Trail. Wood Thrush Trail is a sweet singletrack trail which short climbs and long descents. The trail winds you through a lush wooded forest.
Wood Thrush Trail eventually ends back at a 3-way junction with the Star Trail and Star-Woodthrush Connector Trail. Take the Star Trail to return back to the parking lot where you started.
Land Manager: Roanoke City Parks and Recreation