This year, we’re raising funds to continue work on a multi-use trail system on Brush Mountain, minutes from downtown Blacksburg.
We began Phase 1 in early June, and the contractor and volunteers are now working on 2.25 miles of new trail on Property 1. By the end of the summer, there will be about 5 miles of new trails, including the existing roadbed.
Some of the NRLT staff toured the new trails recently (pictured above). We were surprised at how much trail there was to walk on already, and enjoyed the loud chorus of cicadas and the bubbling stream.
We plan to build as many of the proposed trails as possible on the 552 acres before we turn the land over to the Town of Blacksburg, but we need your help. We can’t finish the trails on Property 1 or start on Property 2 without raising more funds.
The more money we raise, the more miles of trails we can build. We look forward to the day when the park is open and available to everyone in the community. We would very much like to see Property 1 open before the trail system is complete and are in discussion with the Town about how to make that happen.
For more information and to make a donation, please go to our GiveLocalNRV page or click the donate button below. You can make your donation now through 11:59pm on Wednesday to be included in this event.
Photo: Michael Carnrike