Montvale Park

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Montvale Park is a beautiful bike trail park in Bedford County. Most stream crossings have footbridges and are easily forded.

Wildlife in this area includes deer, turkey, squirrels and the occasional coyote, so be careful as you ride.

While the rest of the park is still in development, the trail system is complete and ideal for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. There are mountain cross race series, disc golf, and biking classes available if you call beforehand.

Distance

  • 7 miles of single-track trails

Bike It

  • Call to see the conditions of the course beforehand, as they vary between seasons by contacting the Bedford Parks and Recreation.
  • Trail maps are available online to map out the trail riding you plan on doing.
  • The most difficult trail is the Ridgeline Trail, and the least difficult is the Creekside trail. There are also great rides along the creek throughout the park.

Directions/Parking

  • From Roanoke, take US-460E to Montvale, you will pass Buchanan’s Auto Auction on your right.
  • Then, take the next right onto Quarterwood Rd. Go approximately 1.5 miles and the entrance is on your left. The park is 1.5 miles from US-460E.
  • Parking is available.

Add-on Adventures

  • Visit the 22,000-acre Smith Mountain Lake, only 30 minutes away from Montvale Park along VA-122 for a great day on the water after being on the trail.
  • Visit Fincastle Vineyard and Winery or White Rock Vineyards for a glass of wine or to take a bottle home as they are the closest wineries to the park.
  • Drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy some of the beautiful overlooks and scenery unique to the Roanoke Region. Perhaps stop off the Mill Mountain exit for a trip to Downtown Roanoke as well.

Nearby Wineries

  • Fincastle Vineyard & Winery Expand Collapse

    Nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery produces wines using traditional Bordeaux small scale techniques. From the vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay come wines pressed gently and aged in oak.

    The winery opened in 2003 with a special emphasis on quality and according to the Virginia Wine Guide “Fincastle’s 2001 reds are beautifully handcrafted blockbuster wines, dark, lush and intensely flavored.”

    You can see the vineyard from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 100. And the winery is pet-friendly. Fincastle Winery is part of the Wine Trail of Botetourt County.

    The winery is open year round, Thursday though Monday.

  • Peaks of Otter Winery Expand Collapse

    Located in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia at the foot of the Peaks of Otter, the winery of the same name features fruit of the farm wines.

    Although Peaks of Otter grows many fruits for the wine, apples are the main crop. Apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears are used to make wine, cider, and butters. These “grandma’s style” wines are excellent with snacks, as an after dinner wine or just sipping.

    The winery is open daily from April through December and on weekends January through March.

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