New Brush Mountain Park T-Shirts

Look great on the trail or in town with our new park t-shirts. For sale locally at Runabout Sports in Blacksburg, East Coasters Bike Shop in Blacksburg, and at Rising Silo Brewery. Net proceeds from t-shirt sales go to support to help build new trails! Adult sizes S-XXL: $20 Kids sizes XS & S: $15 … Read more

Outdoor Exploration Backpack Demos

This summer and early fall, our youth outreach coordinator will be at local libraries providing demos of our Outdoor Exploration Backpacks with story time and nature play – including birding and stream exploration. You can check out an Early Birders or Stream Exploration Backpack from libraries across the New River region. Check below for dates and … Read more

Grant Aims to Achieve ‘A Restored and Functioning River System’ in North Fork

The North Fork of the Roanoke River originates between two mountain ridges just inside Roanoke County before flowing through Montgomery County just east of Blacksburg. The river is home to a variety of rare and native species, including the federally endangered Roanoke logperch. Thanks to a second Community Conservation Grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE), … Read more

Rescue Squad Trains on New Trails

No one wants to get injured while out on the trails having fun, but it’s comforting to know that, if needed, the rescuers are prepared. The Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad (BVRS) recently staged a training with a rescue simulation on the new McDonald Hollow Trails on Brush Mountain. In order to get hands-on knowledge of … Read more

Brush Mountain Trails Open to the Public

The McDonald Hollow Trail Network, part of the new Brush Mountain Park, is now open to the public! We are so grateful to the community, our partners, volunteers, and supporters for making this project possible. Construction of a the final trail planned on the property, the Crosscut trail, is underway. Crosscut is being hand-built, so … Read more