Featured Adventures

Welcome to our Trail Programs Featured Adventures Section!  We hope you find something you will enjoy.


wilderness mecidineDisrupting Natural Selection: Basic Trail First Aid (All Ages)

Ever been on a hike or mountain biking trip and have an injury? Cuts, twisted ankles, and bee stings can happen. Don’t be a part of the problem, be part of the solution and gain some basic skills on how to treat common trail medical issues. From what to carry in a first aid kit and how to improvise on the trail, this course taught by the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, in collaboration with Carilion Clinic, will get you a leg up on how to stay safe and enjoy the trails!

Date: Wednesday, September 14th
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot at Carvins Cove

The deadline to register is Monday, September 12th online. Participants can register the day of the event on site.


MWC finished hard hotel rerouteNational Public Lands Day

(Ages 18+, 14+ with an adult) National Public Lands Day is a great way to give back to the trails and lands that you utilize for recreation throughout the year. Join fellow trail enthusiasts at Carvins Cove to give much needed love to the Jacob’s Drop and Kerncliff trails. Lunch, trail tools, and instruction are provided by City of Roanoke and trail crew leaders of local volunteer organizations.

Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot at Carvins Cove

The deadline to register online is Thursday, September 15. Participants can register the day of the event.

This trail work day is sponsored by Merrell, Roanoke IMBA, Pathfinders for Greenways, Blue Ridge Gravity, and Walkabout Outfitter.


7 Summits and Beyond: Introduction to Hiking (All Ages)

Whether you are just starting out or returning after some time away from the trail, be sure you are on top of your game! Topics in this course are designed to get you on the trail and prepared for the day and range from trail maps and wicking clothing to first aid and footwear. Be prepared for your 7 Summits journey and gear up locally!

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Location: Downtown Roanoke Walkabout Outfitter

The deadline to register online is Sunday, September 18. Registration is available the evening of the program.


 7 Summits and Beyond: Backpacking 101 (All Ages)

Day hikes are great to get started, but backpacking can really take you on the path less traveled and take your 7 Summits experience to the next level. Backpacking 101 provides all the tools you need to be successful spending a night on the trail–water filtration, packing a pack, food preparation and more! Feel free to bring your own gear to learn how to best utilize it as well.

Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Location: Downtown Roanoke Walkabout Outfitter

The deadline to register online is Monday, October 24. Registration is available the evening of the program.


Our great sponsors and partners for these events include:

 

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