Roanoke is a major access and departure point for the scenic motor road. A loop road to the top of Roanoke Mountain is a popular attraction with dramatic overlooks of the city and the Roanoke valley. Hang glider enthusiasts use the summit by permit. Mill Mountain road provides access to a local zoo and city overlooks as well as access to the Roanoke Mountain Campground. Hiking opportunities are offered along the Roanoke River and near the campground. The area also offers horseback riding.