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Explore the best rated trails in Danville, VA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Mayo River Rail Trail and Northeast Community Greenway . With more than 29 trails covering 120 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
The American Tobacco Trail is an excellent trail for bikers, walkers, runners, and horseback riders. I did a bunch of research via YouTube on the trail before I drove the hour to get to it. It was shaded, easy to find, and the trail surfaces were superb and easy to ride.
There were available bathrooms at the trailhead and in different areas along the trail. It was exceptionally busy with the cooler temps so you need to watch out for oncoming traffic (runners, bikes).
If I had to pick something to improve, I would fix two things to make the trail even better. First, the markings as you get into the outskirts of Durham (from the south). We missed the trail marker and had a slight diversion. The other thing I would do to improve this great trail experience would be putting more garbage cans throughout the trail to throw out any trash and especially for folks cleaning up after their dogs (doggie bags). No one wants to carry that for a few miles.
I started at Solite Park and went to the end and back on my mountain bike (around 30 miles) in around 3.5 hours. The ride is very smooth and scenic.
Some things to consider: A lot of the trail is in the sun and I got a little burnt. There are many places to fill up a water bottle (at least in the summer) so water was never an issue. Have a trail map accessible on your phone because there are some spots that are a little confusing.
I did the trail alone starting around noon. Next time if I start earlier in the morning I would like to do the whole thing.
This trail did not disappoint (except it ended). Danville is to be commended!! Smooth well kept pathway! We started at The Danville Farmer’s market, rode the cobblestone streets to the Main Street Plaza, down to the trail which zips along the river back to where we started. Then we went across the trail bridge and followed the trail down river to the end at the airport. The trail is relatively flat until you pass through Angler’s Park! Then you have some real hills to get up!!! We were thankful for assist from our e-bikes. But oh, what a lovely ride!! We followed the trail back to the Farmers market - refilled our water bottles and headed back across the bridge to finish the other side of the trail. This part is lovely even though you are behind business for some of it. And there is one part that is not complete (i.e gravel - though someone painted the big rocks which was very nice!) We road (with some overlap) about 20 miles!! We will be back!
Biked this section during a trip, nice surface, diamond hill memorial was newly refreshed. Great ride! Recommend if in the area.
Biked from la crosse 10 miles east and back in June on a Wednesday, no other bikes seen, first 5 miles paved, second 5 wooded with nice surface, saw one jogger and one walker on the paved end, treasure trail with what appeared as low useage
Very steep section and ends at a fence
I have both biked and walked sections. Very interesting historical markers along the trail. Good surface
We haven’t been on a ton of trails, but this one’s the nicest so far. Lots of flowing river views, plenty of wildlife and a brewery too! You should check it out
Lots of bathrooms and benches. First part in lawrenceville is probably not used much. Started to see more people near the caboose in lacross There was a down tree that was hard to get through. Abruptly ends at the south hill border. Paved for about 5 miles. A 36 mile round trip.
I asked for an update and just received this word: "As of right now the trail is completely open. There was some flooding around Sandy Creek earlier this week, which has been cleaned up." email@example.com
Easy, flat trail for enjoyable run or endurance training. Start at Rock Quarry Park on Stadium Drive and run to Trinity Avenue and back for a solid 5 miles. Enjoy.
Nice distance and great surface. Located in the middle of everything. You can ride and enjoy the city all in one day.
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