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Wolf Creek Greenway


Elevation: 1076 ft.

Wolf Creek Greenway offers a 2-mile cinder surface trail along Wolf Creek. Large oaks and windswept willows line the creek bed, providing a cover for a variety of songbirds. Resident Carolina wren, song sparrow, and downy woodpecker are common along the trail. In the summer, also look for indigo bunting, American redstart, gray catbird, and brown thrasher. In more open areas, such as the brushy-sloped embankments along a few parts of the greenway, look for American goldfinch as well as numerous eastern bluebird. Butterflies such as great spangled fritillary and eastern tiger swallowtail may be fluttering about in search of blooming wildflowers. Wildlife-viewing opportunities here are at their height during the spring and fall. Look for migrant warblers such as yellow, black-throated green, and pine warblers as well as flycatchers and various thrushes and tanagers.


Physical Address of Goode Park access: 5904 Goode Park Rd. Vinton, VA 24179

From downtown Roanoke, head east on Tazewell Ave SE, turn right onto 13th St SE, turn left onto Jamison Ave SE/Dale Ave SE/W Virginia Ave/Hardy Rd, keep left to continue on By Pass Rd, turn right onto E Washington Ave, make a U-turn at Feather Rd, turn right onto Goode Park Rd, and follow it to the parking area and trail access.

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  • Site Contact: (540) 983-0601
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  • Access: Free, Daily

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