The Dick and Willie Passage is a 4.5 mile, 10-foot wide paved trail. This is a beautiful trail that runs through the heart of Martinsville and Henry County, from El Parral restaurant near Villa Heights to Mulberry Creek east of Martinsville. The trail can be accessed from four trailheads and restrooms are available at three locations.
The trail is on a former section of the Danville & Western (nicknamed the "Dick and Willie") rail line, which was later acquired by Norfolk Southern.
Parking and Trail Access
Trail can be accessed at one of four locations:
1. Virginia Avenue at 220 Business
2. Liberty Street at Jones Creek
3. Doyle Street
4. Fisher St and Brookdale
What a beautiful trail!
The new Dick & Willie Passage rail trail is a wonderful new resource for our community. Guests can access the trail from four trailheads to enjoy miles of running, walking, cycling and in-line skating. In addition to being surrounded by nature, the trail ...
Great paved trail
This is a great trail for many different activities. I ran it and also biked it. It is really nice that you feel like you are really "in the woods" for much of the trail but you are right in town. There are 2 places that you can bike right off the trail, ...
Fall ride on the Martinsville rail trail
Two of us began biking the trail @ El Parral Restaurant @ 670 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville in the late afternoon in November 2010 and rode it to the opposite terminus and back. The weather was cool on a clear and crisp fall day. What a splendid ...