Tinker Creek is a major tributary of the Roanoke River, flowing from Botetourt through Hollins and Vinton on its way to Roanoke.  The main stretch of the Tinker Creek Greenway runs from the Roanoke River north to Wise Avenue at Fallon Park. An additional, natural trail section of the Tinker Creek Greenway runs from Hollins to Carvins Cove, and further sections are in the works.

Tinker Creek Greenway Sections

  • Roanoke River to Wise Ave: This section of the greenway is a paved trail linking the Roanoke River Greenway to Wise Avenue NE and into Fallon Park.

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  • Hollins to Carvins Cove: This section of the greenway is a natural surface path between the boat dock at Carvins Cove and Hollins.


  1. Wise Avenue Trailhead (2091 Wise Avenue SE)
  2. Dale Avenue North Trailhead (2222 Dale Avenue SE)
  3. Dale Avenue South Trailhead (2221 Dale Avenue SE)
  4. Boat Dock at Carvins Cove (9644 Reservoir Road – access to the natural surface trail portion of the Tinker Creek Greenway)

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