The original portion of the Huckleberry Trail runs between Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Once the original section was completed, the trail was expanded and now consists of the original portion and two additional segments known as Huckleberry North and Huckleberry South. Together, the three segments of paved trail are almost 15 miles in length.
- The original Huckleberry Trail begins at the Blacksburg Public Library and winds through the Virginia Tech campus, Montgomery County and ends at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. This segment of the trail is approximately 8.3 miles in length.
- Huckleberry North begins at the trail roundabout west of Route 460 and ends at Heritage Park on the north side of Blacksburg. This trail segment is just over 5 miles in length.
- Huckleberry South begins on Cambria Street in Christiansburg and winds through residential neighborhoods to Christiansburg High School. This segment is just over a mile in length.
Our New Map is Here!
A good trail map is essential for trip planning and navigation, and we partnered with Pisgah Map Co. to produce a high quality map of the Huckleberry Trail. The map shows the 15-mile paved Huckleberry Trail as well as other paved and natural surface trails connected to the Huckleberry, including Poverty Creek Trail System, Gateway Trail, McDonald Hollow Trail System and the Coal Mining Heritage Trail. In total, the trail network includes 60+ miles of trail.
Purchase a Map!
The map is now available for $10 at one of these locations:
RIDESolutions, the region’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Agency, recorded Roam the Huck (December 2020) on Ride with GPS. “Roam the Huck” is a self-guided tour and offers the chance to learn about the history of the Huckleberry Trail. The out- and -back ride begins at the Blacksburg Public Library and is approximately 27 miles long.
- Blacksburg Library (Harrell Street, Blacksburg)
The Huckleberry Trail begins on Miller Street across the street from the Blacksburg Library.
- Coal Mining Heritage Park (Merrimac Road, Blacksburg)
Parking is available near the intersection of Hightop and Merrimac Roads for use of the Huckleberry Trail and Coal Mining Heritage Park.
- New River Valley Mall & Regal Theaters
- WalMart (Bradley Drive, Christiansburg)
Parking is located on the northwest side of the store and provides access to the trail and the Renva W. Knowles Bridge.
- Christiansburg Recreation Center (North Franklin, Christiansburg)
The recreation center is located at the intersection of Route 460 Business and Cambria Street. Abundant parking is available in the parking lot.
- Gateway Park (Meadowbrook Road, Blacksburg)
The Gateway Park is at the northern terminus of the Huckleberry North trail and provides access to the Gateway Trail and the Blacksburg-Rotary Mountain Bike Skills Park. The parking lot is a graveled lot with direct access to the Huckleberry Trail.
- Heritage Park (Glade Road, Blacksburg)
The Heritage Community Park and Natural Area is a 169-acre park through which the Huckleberry Trail passes. The parking lot is on the south side of the park and is a graveled surface lot that is situated adjacent to the trail.
- Fire Station #2 (Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg)
The fire station provides three parking spaces for trail users. Be sure to park in the designated spaces and do not block traffic in and out of the station.
- Good Shepherd Church (Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg)
The church has provided a few parking spaces in the paved parking lot adjacent to the trail.
Frequently Asked questions
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Electric-Assist bicycles with motors up to 1000 watts are allowed on the trail, but must respect the 15mph speed limit. Scooters and all other vehicles with internal combustion engines are prohibited.
Yes! Dogs are allowed but must be on leashes at all times.
A trailside restroom facility is located in the Coal Mining Heritage Park. Additional facilities are available near trail access points, such as the Blacksburg Public Library and the Uptown Christiansburg Shopping Center.
All three sections of the Huckleberry Trail are paved. The Huckleberry Trail connects to other trail systems, like the Coal Mining Heritage Park, McDonald Hollow Trail Network, Gateway Trail, and Poverty Creek Trail System — all of these trails have natural or dirt surfaces.
While certain sections of the trail were built on former rail line alignments (e.g., the first mile in Blacksburg and the section around the Coal Mining Heritage Park), the trail rolls through agricultural fields. The climbs in these areas are short but can be as steep as 6%. Where the grades are in excess of 5%, turnouts are provided.