Mill mountain and garden city
On this 10.5-mile route, you’ll visit five parks and two recreation centers while challenging yourself on a climb up Mill Mountain. Starting in southeast Roanoke’s Belmont Park, you’ll first cycle past Morningside Park, home to a community garden and a new natural-surface trail you should come and try out sometime. You’ll get some of the best views in this city as you approach the top of Mill Mountain, then an almost continuous downhill to Garden City, where you’ll have the chance to go by the Garden City Recreation Center and Garden City Park a short distance away. Discover the new Garden City Trail, leading away from the rec center!
- 5 Parks: Morningside, Mill Mountain, Yellow Mountain, Garden City, Belmont
1,056 feet elevation gain
Travel time: 1-2 hours
Ideal for fit riders with some experience riding alongside cars. Roads with light to moderate traffic, some with bike lanes, and sections along the Roanoke River Greenway, Mill Mountain Greenway, and Garden City Greenway.