The currently accessible 2.1 miles of the Virginia Central Trail are just the beginning of a trail that will extend over 30 miles from downtown Fredericksburg following the path of the former Virginia Central Railway west to the town of Orange. It will connect the three major Civil War battlefield sites of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Wilderness all of which are National Park Service sites with their own network of trails. Please come visit the area, enjoy the trail, and express your support for its extension.
Parking and Trail Access
Enter the Harrison Road Convenience Center at 5917 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg VA 22407, and turn right toward the ball fields at the top of the hill. The trailhead is at the far end of the parking lot.
Alum Springs Park to I-95
I just hiked the 2 mile section from Alum springs to I-95. This is a very nice section and I hope to see it open to the public soon. A few trees down are easy to get around, but two stream crossings make it a challange to keep your feet dry. One day with ...
nice trail should extended to realize it's huge potential
This trail built along a portion of the old Virginia Central Railway right-of-way which was abandoned in 1938 is a very nice paved path. It is perfect for biking with kids because it isn't very long and is, of course, very level; also, there is a playground ...