Charlottesville, VA Bike Trails and Maps

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Hawksbill Greenway

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

High Bridge Trail

32.4 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

John W. Warner Parkway Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Rivanna Trail

21.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Saunders-Monticello Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone

South River Greenway Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Hawksbill Greenway is a 2-mile non-motorized pathway in the town of Luray, Virginia, two hours from Washington D.C. It extends from Linden Street in the west to the Flowering Forest in the east....
VA 2 mi Asphalt
The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half-mile (2,440 feet) across it. The...
VA 32.4 mi Crushed Stone
The enhanced bike-ped trail snakes alongside the John W. Warner Parkway for 1.6 miles, from East Rio Road down to McIntire Park. It mostly lies on the route of the old Southern Railway.  Points of...
VA 1.6 mi Asphalt
Spanning more than 20 miles, the Rivanna Trail surrounds Charlottesville, connecting several parks along the way and providing a recreational outdoor amenity for city dwellers. The trail has a mix of...
VA 21.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
While the Saunders-Monticello trail leads to the home of one the United States most prominent presidents, it is quickly becoming a destination in itself. It’s less than ten minutes’ drive from...
VA 2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The South River Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use trail running along the South River through Waynesboro's Downtown corridor. Views along the way include those of the river, Blue Ridge Mountains,...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt
Closure notice: The Piney River Trailhead will be closed for up to two weeks in late July. Please use the Rose Mill Trailhead parking lot during this time, although parking will be limited. This will...
VA 6.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

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Trails by activity

Hawksbill Greenway

VA - 2 miles

The Hawksbill Greenway is a 2-mile non-motorized pathway in the town of Luray, Virginia, two hours from Washington D.C. It extends from Linden Street in the west to the Flowering Forest in the east....

Rivanna Trail

VA - 21.5 miles

Spanning more than 20 miles, the Rivanna Trail surrounds Charlottesville, connecting several parks along the way and providing a recreational outdoor amenity for city dwellers. The trail has a mix of...

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

Closure notice: The Piney River Trailhead will be closed for up to two weeks in late July. Please use the Rose Mill Trailhead parking lot during this time, although parking will be limited. This will...

John W. Warner Parkway Trail

VA - 1.6 miles

The enhanced bike-ped trail snakes alongside the John W. Warner Parkway for 1.6 miles, from East Rio Road down to McIntire Park. It mostly lies on the route of the old Southern Railway.  Points of...

Accordion

South River Greenway Trail

VA - 1.2 miles

The South River Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use trail running along the South River through Waynesboro's Downtown corridor. Views along the way include those of the river, Blue Ridge Mountains,...

High Bridge Trail

VA - 32.4 miles

The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half-mile (2,440 feet) across it. The...

Saunders-Monticello Trail

VA - 2 miles

While the Saunders-Monticello trail leads to the home of one the United States most prominent presidents, it is quickly becoming a destination in itself. It’s less than ten minutes’ drive from...

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

Closure notice: The Piney River Trailhead will be closed for up to two weeks in late July. Please use the Rose Mill Trailhead parking lot during this time, although parking will be limited. This will...

High Bridge Trail

VA - 32.4 miles

The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half-mile (2,440 feet) across it. The...

Hawksbill Greenway

VA - 2 miles

The Hawksbill Greenway is a 2-mile non-motorized pathway in the town of Luray, Virginia, two hours from Washington D.C. It extends from Linden Street in the west to the Flowering Forest in the east....

South River Greenway Trail

VA - 1.2 miles

The South River Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use trail running along the South River through Waynesboro's Downtown corridor. Views along the way include those of the river, Blue Ridge Mountains,...

Accordion

John W. Warner Parkway Trail

VA - 1.6 miles

The enhanced bike-ped trail snakes alongside the John W. Warner Parkway for 1.6 miles, from East Rio Road down to McIntire Park. It mostly lies on the route of the old Southern Railway.  Points of...

Saunders-Monticello Trail

VA - 2 miles

While the Saunders-Monticello trail leads to the home of one the United States most prominent presidents, it is quickly becoming a destination in itself. It’s less than ten minutes’ drive from...

Rivanna Trail

VA - 21.5 miles

Spanning more than 20 miles, the Rivanna Trail surrounds Charlottesville, connecting several parks along the way and providing a recreational outdoor amenity for city dwellers. The trail has a mix of...

Rivanna Trail

VA - 21.5 miles

Spanning more than 20 miles, the Rivanna Trail surrounds Charlottesville, connecting several parks along the way and providing a recreational outdoor amenity for city dwellers. The trail has a mix of...

South River Greenway Trail

VA - 1.2 miles

The South River Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use trail running along the South River through Waynesboro's Downtown corridor. Views along the way include those of the river, Blue Ridge Mountains,...

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

VA - 6.9 miles

Closure notice: The Piney River Trailhead will be closed for up to two weeks in late July. Please use the Rose Mill Trailhead parking lot during this time, although parking will be limited. This will...

John W. Warner Parkway Trail

VA - 1.6 miles

The enhanced bike-ped trail snakes alongside the John W. Warner Parkway for 1.6 miles, from East Rio Road down to McIntire Park. It mostly lies on the route of the old Southern Railway.  Points of...

Accordion

Hawksbill Greenway

VA - 2 miles

The Hawksbill Greenway is a 2-mile non-motorized pathway in the town of Luray, Virginia, two hours from Washington D.C. It extends from Linden Street in the west to the Flowering Forest in the east....

Saunders-Monticello Trail

VA - 2 miles

While the Saunders-Monticello trail leads to the home of one the United States most prominent presidents, it is quickly becoming a destination in itself. It’s less than ten minutes’ drive from...

High Bridge Trail

VA - 32.4 miles

The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half-mile (2,440 feet) across it. The...

Recent Trail Reviews

Hawksbill Greenway

I enjoyed riding here with my family. A little crowded but if I went earlier in the morning I am sure that would have been better.

July, 2020 by tylerweaver662

I enjoyed riding here with my family. A little crowded but if I went earlier in the morning I am sure that would have been better.

Saunders-Monticello Trail

absolutely beautiful

July, 2020 by jjustine

The trail is great. Hard packed gravel or boardwalks take you from the parking area to the Monticello visitor center. There are 10 stunning wood boardwalks that take you along this tree lined path. It is a slight uphill all the way up - but then it’s a refreshing downhill back again. There are bathrooms and a small cafe at the Monticello visitor center as well.

South River Greenway Trail

paved trail perfect for short activities

July, 2020 by vabss

We have been on this trail too many times to count. Perfect for walking, jogging, scooting for kids, or a short bike ride. If you are biking, you can create a loop with the wide, lightly trafficked downtown roads of Waynesboro (we come back to the trail on Short street to avoid the main downtown road which is more narrow). There are benches, dog bag stations, and a newly installed bike repair station on this trail. I can’t wait until they finish the remaining phases and it is longer. Probably not worth a long drive (yet) but if you are in the area it is lovely. Stay in town and visit a brewery or local eatery downtown.

Accordion

Rivanna Trail

great walking - short biking.

July, 2020 by jjustine

If you start at riverside park, it’s a nice 2-2.5 mile ride before it goes dense and dark. If you have a MTB you’d be fine or if you’re looking to hike, again - great. We also tried the start point next to the Fontaine research center and it’s good for MTB.

Rivanna Trail

disappointed

July, 2020 by fluffypepper8

The trails are nice paved for 1-2mi sections at the parks but you have to go on street with traffic or carry bike up steep rocky hills in woods between the parks. Sand before a bridge is prime for sliding down incline then missing the bridge will land you in ditch. Expect the paved paths in the parks easy level for everyone. The dirt path was thin but okay then you better be expert mountain biker for the steep cliff. parts.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

loved it.

June, 2020 by jjustine

Such a great ride. The creeks and river provide some amazing scenery not to mention a refreshing reprieve to tired feet. Great couple of hours.

High Bridge Trail

Impressive Bridge- Boring Ride

June, 2020 by sksingleton1984

My husband I, both fairly new to biking, parked at Elam and rode into Farmville, then on another 4.5 miles to High Bridge. The gravel trail was flat, slight inclines here and there. You can hear but not see the traffic on 460 for parts of it. Rode in and out of shady patches and could really feel a temperature change when we did. Stopped at 2 of the restrooms along the trail. Very clean and with plenty of hand sanitizer but no running water. The view was pretty much the same until we got to Farmville. Just long, straight, tree lined . Not my favorite rail trail , but the bridge itself was pretty spectacular. Got bored on the way back more so than going towards the bridge. we got to FarmVille/

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Beautiful

May, 2020 by matthewpriceedwards

This was a great ride! Very flat and a nice easy trail to ride. We took our kids in a trailer and they did great!! We let them out to hop in the river too at once spot. Really enjoyed and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun easy, family ride!

Railroad Ford Trail

great views

May, 2020 by tonyde121_tl

Easy walk with great views!

South River Greenway Trail

nice, but short

February, 2020 by mlrad5755

This trail is nice for a short walk. It will be much nicer once they complete the expansion phases.

South River Greenway Trail

Great Trail

January, 2020 by katherineisaiah41

Good trail, wish it was longer.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

A Little Creepy

September, 2019 by mrwadt

As the trail goes by a former titanium mine, that is now an EPA Superfund site, I found the lack of nature kind of creepy. Also the first part has lots of fences, whether to keep you out or something else in, I’m not sure.

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