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Chessie Nature Trail

7 mi
State: VA
Dirt, Gravel

DelFosse Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Dirt

James River Foot Bridge

0.12 mi
State: VA
Boardwalk

James River Heritage Trail (Blackwater Creek Natural Area)

9.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
Accordion

Laurelly Branch Trail

3.5 mi
State: WV
Dirt

Tea Creek Trails

44 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, lies the Blue Ridge Tunnel, designed by French engineer Claudius Crozet. It was built to allow the passage of the Blue Ridge Railroad through the ...
VA 0.8 mi
The Chessie Nature Trail travels through breathtaking rural Virginia countryside, following mile markers left behind by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad that ran this route. Dont be surprised if you find ...
VA 7 mi Dirt, Gravel
With funds from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation the Delfosse Trail was built by Nelson County on the property of a local winery. The 5.5-mile loop is open to hikers and mountain ...
VA 5.5 mi Dirt
The James River Foot Bridge carries the Appalachian Trail over the James River in Snowden, Virginia, approximately 20 miles northwest of Lynchburg. The bridge was built on the piers of a demolished CSX ...
VA 0.12 mi Boardwalk
The James River Heritage Trail in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest as well as the heart of historic, industrial downtown Lynchburg. ...
VA 9.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...
WV 3.5 mi Dirt
The Tea Creek Area Trails system consists of 12 trails totaling 44 miles, many of which follow old logging railroad corridors. The trails are found in the Marlinton Ranger District within Monongahela National ...
WV 44 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Accordion
The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail is ...
VA 6.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

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Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail (Crozet Tunnel Trail)

VA - 0.8 miles

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, lies the Blue Ridge Tunnel, designed by French engineer Claudius Crozet. It was built to allow the passage of the Blue Ridge Railroad through the ...

Chessie Nature Trail

VA - 7 miles

The Chessie Nature Trail travels through breathtaking rural Virginia countryside, following mile markers left behind by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad that ran this route. Dont be surprised if you find ...

James River Heritage Trail (Blackwater Creek Natural Area)

VA - 9.5 miles

The James River Heritage Trail in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest as well as the heart of historic, industrial downtown Lynchburg. ...

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail is ...

Accordion

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail is ...

Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail (Crozet Tunnel Trail)

VA - 0.8 miles

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, lies the Blue Ridge Tunnel, designed by French engineer Claudius Crozet. It was built to allow the passage of the Blue Ridge Railroad through the ...

Chessie Nature Trail

VA - 7 miles

The Chessie Nature Trail travels through breathtaking rural Virginia countryside, following mile markers left behind by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad that ran this route. Dont be surprised if you find ...

DelFosse Trail

VA - 5.5 miles

With funds from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation the Delfosse Trail was built by Nelson County on the property of a local winery. The 5.5-mile loop is open to hikers and mountain ...

James River Foot Bridge

VA - 0.12 miles

The James River Foot Bridge carries the Appalachian Trail over the James River in Snowden, Virginia, approximately 20 miles northwest of Lynchburg. The bridge was built on the piers of a demolished CSX ...

Accordion

James River Foot Bridge

VA - 0.12 miles

The James River Foot Bridge carries the Appalachian Trail over the James River in Snowden, Virginia, approximately 20 miles northwest of Lynchburg. The bridge was built on the piers of a demolished CSX ...

James River Heritage Trail (Blackwater Creek Natural Area)

VA - 9.5 miles

The James River Heritage Trail in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest as well as the heart of historic, industrial downtown Lynchburg. ...

Laurelly Branch Trail

WV - 3.5 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Tea Creek Trails

WV - 44 miles

The Tea Creek Area Trails system consists of 12 trails totaling 44 miles, many of which follow old logging railroad corridors. The trails are found in the Marlinton Ranger District within Monongahela National ...

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail is ...

Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail (Crozet Tunnel Trail)

VA - 0.8 miles

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, lies the Blue Ridge Tunnel, designed by French engineer Claudius Crozet. It was built to allow the passage of the Blue Ridge Railroad through the ...

Chessie Nature Trail

VA - 7 miles

The Chessie Nature Trail travels through breathtaking rural Virginia countryside, following mile markers left behind by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad that ran this route. Dont be surprised if you find ...

DelFosse Trail

VA - 5.5 miles

With funds from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation the Delfosse Trail was built by Nelson County on the property of a local winery. The 5.5-mile loop is open to hikers and mountain ...

James River Foot Bridge

VA - 0.12 miles

The James River Foot Bridge carries the Appalachian Trail over the James River in Snowden, Virginia, approximately 20 miles northwest of Lynchburg. The bridge was built on the piers of a demolished CSX ...

Accordion

James River Heritage Trail (Blackwater Creek Natural Area)

VA - 9.5 miles

The James River Heritage Trail in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest as well as the heart of historic, industrial downtown Lynchburg. ...

Laurelly Branch Trail

WV - 3.5 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Tea Creek Trails

WV - 44 miles

The Tea Creek Area Trails system consists of 12 trails totaling 44 miles, many of which follow old logging railroad corridors. The trails are found in the Marlinton Ranger District within Monongahela National ...

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail is ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Chessie Nature Trail

Too bad people spoil it for others

November, 2016 by debprice47

The trail is beautiful! Great surface, views and access BUT in walking the first 2.5 miles from the Lexington end five times - once daily - before and after the Thanksgiving weekend my dog - leashed and kept at my side was aggressively approached,snapped at and barked at by dogs OFF leash whose owners stood by & seemed to think my dog should 'be friends' with thiers. I have a German Shepherd service animal. Come on people.The rules say leashed dogs. Share the trail with some manner's or stay off of it.

Chessie Nature Trail

Trail is in great condition

October, 2016 by brian.vandegrift.58

After heavy rain passed through the area a few weeks ago, I was afraid that the trail might me a mess but it was in great shape. Biked from downtown Lexington to the trailhead then out toward BV. Nice fall foliage was a bonus.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

very nice, level, benches ,and some picnic tables,river views

October, 2016 by orion45

biked this 10-09-2016, in morning.....Peacefull,.quiet,beautifull Piney River views, only 2 other bikers,nice packed gravel trail,easy riding, i did it with my hybrid w/700x 35 tires,no problem, but wider tire footprint would be better,close to Blue Ridge Parkway....trail clean and well maintained..last 5 miles is one way (you need to return on same path) Abit isolated, so be sure to have a pal, or spare tube/kit/.etc, just in case...highly recommend!




Accordion

James River Heritage Trail (Blackwater Creek Natural Area)

wonderful ride

September, 2016 by kristinshort

Great trail. Mostly flat. Makes for a great evening stroll or for a good workout, go further. We did 4.5 miles on this one... We would have gone further, but ran out of daylight.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Most enjoyable

August, 2016 by maus48

Initially hard to find using Google maps app, but well worth the persistence to locate the trailhead. Very level, well-constructed and maintained path. Plenty of benches along the way for rest stops and river views. There are even a few places along the trail where it's safe to enter the water. The trail has markers every 1/4 of a mile, so you know precisely how far you have gone.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Most enjoyable

August, 2016 by maus48

Initially hard to find using Google maps app, but well worth the persistence to locate the trailhead. Very level, well-constructed and maintained path. Plenty of benches along the way for rest stops and river views. There are even a few places along the trail where it's safe to enter the water. The trail has markers every 1/4 of a mile, so you know precisely how far you have gone.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Highly Recommend - Great for Beginners

July, 2016 by pairofskis

This trail is fantastic. Made it to the end and back with my 11yr old son and had no issues. The trail is in perfect condition and is crushed rock the whole way. There are no excessive gradients that would cause the beginner to fret or sweat. Plenty of great places to check out and swim, fish or hang out. We did come across two COPPERHEAD SNAKES - Beware climbing around any rocky river banks! We also saw frogs, a 3.5' black snake and deer. The path is probably a total of 80% shaded by the trees which is also nice.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

A Great Trail for an Easy Leisurely Ride

June, 2016 by fishercacher

This rail trail was just what I needed! I biked the 15 mile round trip (backtracking a couple of times) solo on a beautiful 70 degree day. I saw about 20 people, most biking but some jogging or walking dogs. It was great to get off the trail and go down to (and in some cases into) the Piney River. The trail was extremely well maintained and easy to ride. Benches were plentiful and in most cases provided great views of the river. The only bathroom was a single port-a-potty at the Roses Mill trail head but it was very clean. This was a beautiful quiet ride and it was worth the drive down from Waynesboro. I will be back, probably in the fall looking for great colors. Thanks to whoever maintains the trail!

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Good trail..ticky

June, 2016 by drforman

My family took a short hike on the trail..2 mile round trip...We took our two dogs with us..both are pomerainians..When we got back to the car my wife remove over 15 ticks from one dog alone.. the dog stayed on the trail most of the time but every once in a while would go to the side area. Beautiful hike,next time we will bike the trail..BTW there are no rest rooms at the trailhead

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

great ride

June, 2016 by tom.joy

My husband and I rode this on our tandem on a Sunday evening with thunderstorms threatening. Our only companions were 5 dear. Trail was in excellent shape - no wash-outs even with all the heavy rains we have had this spring. The mile markers every 1/4 mile were a surprise but would be good for walkers. The only caution I'd offer is that there was a loose dog at the house by the Rose Mill parking area. He came our way but stopped before getting to us - we had our spray ready! The first section (less then 2 miles) would be nice for families with young children - close to the water and picnic tables. It really does end without an exit - so be prepared to turn around and ride all the way back to either parking area.

Chessie Nature Trail

Beautiful Trail along Maury River

May, 2016 by sausakennedy

We enjoyed this trail on a sunny and warm Spring day. Comfortable 14-mile ride round trip from Lexington to Buena Vista with many views of the river. Parking a bit limited but available. Thanks to the Friends of the Chessie Nature Trail for the new gates, which are very user friendly. Friendly also were the cows we encountered sharing the trail!

Chessie Nature Trail

New gates installed

March, 2016 by bmc59

The Friends of the Chessie trail completed last week the upgrade of all gates from the Lexington side to the South River. These are four foot wide swinging metal farm gates and are placed just next to the regular wide farm vehicle gates. The new gates are pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Some new gravel has been laid in also in several places.

The Friends have also put in a new gate at the first farm after South River heading to Buena Vista and this coming week will install another at the other end of this farm.

The Friends then plan to complete installation of new gates in April finishing the trail all the way to Buena Vista. Further gravel and improvements will be made to the trail.

Parking is available in Lexington at the Jordan Point Park which has picnic tables and grills. Just walk or ride up from parking to the route 11 bridge, cross it using sidewalk, at end turn left and go about 50 feet and on left you will see a path down to the trail, turn left at bottom, go under bridge and you are on the trail.

Alternatively, there is informal parking along Old Buena Vista road which parallels the river. Parking is available midpoint at South River and also at the Buena Vista. At South River parking just follow signs to briefly detour to road, over little bridge, and then to right turn down dirt broad to regain trail heading toward Buena Vista. Improvements to parking are slated over next year or so.

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