Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Roanoke Valley Loop


The Roanoke Valley Loop explores a large area west of the City of Roanoke, with northern sites in southern Botetourt County and southern sites dropping southward towards Floyd County. This diverse assortment of sites offers nature enthusiasts a wide variety of habitats to explore. In addition to montane forests, these venues offer riverside views, riparian corridors, and open fields. Birding is at its peak during migration when songbird density can be especially attractive to visitors. Throughout the year, however, places like Havens Wildlife Management Area and Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve are likely to be productive for finding a variety of wildlife.

Loop Map


Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce

Botetourt County Office of Tourism
(540) 473-1167

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Salem Visitors Center

Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Program recommends checking the following Web sites for lodging, restaurants and other service providers:

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