Backpacking 101: Rock Castle Gorge (with Roanoke Parks & Rec)

This is a Roanoke City Parks & Recreation activity. You will need to register with Roanoke Parks and Recreation. You may do so at this link:

(18+,12+ with adult) Join us on a spring backpacking weekend trip to Rock Castle Gorge. During this 11-mile two day, one night journey, you will experience beautiful meadows, mountain vistas, boulder fields, hardwood forest, and early spring wildflowers. This guided trip will teach you to be self-sufficient while hiking and camping in the backcountry, with an emphasis on lightweight backpacking. After the hike, the group will make a stop at a local winery to celebrate completing the trip. ($8 optional tasting fee not included in trip cost). You can choose to bring your own gear or borrow from us. Food, transportation and leadership provided. If you ever wanted to backpack or want to dust off the old backpack, then this trip is for you!

Dates:04/28/18 – 04/29/18

Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm

Location:Public Works Service Center

Register By:04/16/2018



For questions contact Susan 540-853-5360