Huckleberry Trail Extension
The Huckleberry Trail is an eight-mile, paved trail that connects Christiansburg to neighboring Blacksburg.
The Town of Christiansburg is continuing to expand the Huckleberry Trail toward downtown. The most recently completed phase, Phase II-D, extends the trail to the Food Lion Shopping Center on North Franklin Street.
Phase III was completed in May 2020 and extends the trail from the Food Lion Shopping Center to Christiansburg High School on Independence Boulevard.
Both portions of Phase III were constructed after additional funds were identified by VDOT to complete the project in it’s entirety.
Phase III Project Funding
The construction cost for this phase of the trail was around $1.3 million. The Town received Transportation Alternatives Funding from VDOT totaling approximately $960,000, with the remainder coming from the Town’s General Fund.
If you have questions about this project, please contact Wayne Nelson, Engineering Director for the Town of Christiansburg, at (540) 382-6120, ext. 1147 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previously, the trail ended in Christiansburg at the rear of the New River Valley Mall.
- In 2010, the trail was extended from its ending point at the New River Valley Mall to the north side of Route 114.
- In 2012, a section of the trail was completed from the Christiansburg Recreation Center to Forelmont Street.
- The trail was then extended in 2014 from the south side of Route 114 to connect to the trail extension at Forelmont Street, which ends at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
- In July 2015, VDOT finished construction of a bridge over Route 114 as part of the Route 114 widening project.
- Phase II-A extended the trail from Rte. 114 to Home Depot.
- Phase II-B began at Home Depot and extended the trail to Cambria Street.
- Phase II-E ran along Cambria Street to connect to an existing portion of trail that led to the Christiansburg Recreation Center.