RAPP Hike #2 – Tinker Creek Greenway

This is the second in a series of mid-week leg-stretcher hikes I call the RAPP series (Roanoke Area Parks and Preserves). This hike is a greenway, but unlike most of the others it is a woodland trail — no pavement. The trail starts on Plantation Road in the Hollins area and ends at the Carvins Cove boat docks. We will do an out-and-back from the Plantation Road parking area. The total distance is about 5 miles. BRING THREE DOLLARS WITH YOU. Since we will be on Carvins Cove Natural Reserve property we each have to pay a day-use fee, (unless you have a Carvins Cove annual pass).

Directions to the parking area where the hike will begin: From Interstate 81, exit 146, travel north on Plantation Road to the stop sign at the intersection of Angel Lane and Plantation Road. Turn right to stay on Plantation Road and continue 1/2 mile to the trailhead on the right.