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Length
Surfaces
Type

Ashland Trolley Line

0.85 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail

2.16 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Bluemont Junction Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Bull Creek Pedestrian and Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Burke Lake Loop Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Gravel

Cape Henry Trail

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Dam Neck Road Trail

7.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Devil's Fork Loop Trail

7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

7.79 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

8.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Guest River Gorge Trail

5.8 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

High Bridge Trail State Park

31.4 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Huckleberry Trail

15.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Jackson River Scenic Trail

14.3 mi
State: VA
Gravel

James River Heritage Trail

10.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips

John W. Warner Parkway Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Lake Accotink Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lake Mercer Loop Trail

5.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lifecore Trail

3.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Mendota Trail

12.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Mill Mountain Greenway

3.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Mount Vernon Trail

18 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Brick, Concrete

New River Trail State Park

57.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Newport News Park Bikeway

5.3 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Norfolk Avenue Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Pennington Gap Greenway

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Potomac Yard Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Powell River Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Gravel

Powhatan Creek Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Railroad Ford Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

11.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Riverway Trail (Radford)

3.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Roanoke River Greenway

13.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

4.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Saunders-Monticello Trail

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

South River Greenway Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Southern Tip Bike & Hike Trail

5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail

5.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Tinker Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Victoria Railroad Park

1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Virginia Capital Trail

52 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Virginia Central Railway Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Warrenton Branch Greenway

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Wilderness Road Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Wolf Creek Greenway

2.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

3.3 mi
State: MD, VA
Concrete

Arlington Loop

16 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Birdneck Road Trail

2.1 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Burke VRE Trail

1.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Cameron Station Linear Park

1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Cannon Creek Greenway

1.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Chessie Nature Trail

7.13 mi
State: VA
Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel

Craig County Greenway Trail

0.95 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Custis Trail

4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Eisenhower Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Elizabeth River Trail (Atlantic City Spur)

9.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Four Mile Run Trail

6.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

General Booth Boulevard Trail

6.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail (VA)

40 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

1.7 mi
State: VA
Gravel

Hawksbill Greenway

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Holmes Run Trail

5.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lick Run Greenway

4.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Linton Hall Road Trail

5.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail

6.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Meadowlark Connector Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Rappahannock Canal Walk

1.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Trillium Trail (Sandy Bottom Nature Park)

3.3 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2.6 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Windsor Castle Park Trails

3.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Sand

Beulah Street Sidepath

3.25 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Centreville Road Sidepath

4.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Chester Linear Park

0.68 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Cub Run Stream Valley Trail

9.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Diamond Springs Road Trail

1.1 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Fairfax County Parkway Trail

28.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Great Neck Road/London Bridge Road Trail

11.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Kempsville Road Trail

7.3 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Little Neck Road Trail

3.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Metro Linear Park

0.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Ox Road Sidepath

11.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Rivanna Trail

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

Salt Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Stringfellow Road Sidepath

3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sudley Manor Drive Trail

4.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Winchester Green Circle

5.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Braddock Road Sidepath

10 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Phillips Creek Loop Trail

1 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Uptown Spur Trail

0.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Beaverdam Creek Trail

0.75 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Blake Lane Sidepath

3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Chesapeake Boulevard Trail

0.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Coal Tower Trail

0.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Folly Lick Branch Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Garden City Greenway

2.03 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Harris Road Trail

0.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Herndon Parkway Sidepath

2 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Independence Boulevard Trail

3.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

James River Foot Bridge

0.12 mi
State: VA
Boardwalk

Lake Accotink Park

5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Mary Washington Hospital Trail

0.75 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Mason Creek Greenway

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Mayo River Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Mud Lick Creek Greenway

0.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Murray Run Greenway

1.9 mi
State: VA
Cinder, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Nimmo Parkway Trail

1.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Rosemont Road Trail

3.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Salem Road Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Second Manassas Trail

6.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt, Grass

Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Upton Drive Trail

0.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Vesper Trail

0.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Wesleyan Drive/Haygood Road Trail

2.7 mi
State: VA
Concrete

West Ox Road Sidepath

2.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

White's Mill Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Ashland Trolley Line Trail runs on a portion of the former Richmond-Ashland Electric Line, which linked the two communities for 31 years until its closure in 1938. During this period, Ashland was...
VA 0.85 mi Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
Overview The Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail is located below Rockfish Gap, with a 2.3 mile crushed-stone trail that leads to the tunnel between the community of Afton on its eastern side and the city of...
VA 2.16 mi Crushed Stone
The Bluemont Junction Trail is a short paved trail that branches off from the popular Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) in the heart of Arlington. The trail was built on a spur line that once...
VA 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Bull Creek Pedestrian and Bike Trail, which will one day run 3 miles, lies in the coal-mining country of western Virginia. Following the route of a former Norfolk Southern coal train, the first...
VA 1.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Burke Lake Loop Trail offers a nearly 5-mile route for a pleasant walk or bike, while enjoying the beautiful scenery around Burke Lake in Fairfax. Since the Burke Lake Loop Trail is within Burke...
VA 4.5 mi Gravel
The northern end of the Cape Henry Trail follows a former railroad corridor built to connect the isolated Cape Henry to Norfolk. In 1902, a second rail line to Virginia Beach was developed through...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Dam Neck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Salem Road and Terrier Avenue,...
VA 7.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Cautionary Note: This trail is challenging, with multiple unimproved stream crossings that require visitors to wade through water and a 1,200-foot elevation change. There are also no facilities (such...
VA 7 mi Dirt
The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...
VA 7.79 mi Asphalt
Formerly part of US 17, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail offers users a remote experience as it runs alongside the Dismal Swamp Canal and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. On this wide,...
VA 8.5 mi Asphalt
The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs that plunge 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a...
VA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail State Park is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half mile (2,422 feet) across...
VA 31.4 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Huckleberry Trail winds through a mix of urban, agricultural, forested, and wetland landscapes. In addition to the 8.2-mile main trail spine, between Blacksburg and Christiansburg was...
VA 15.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage, and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the scenic in Jackson River Scenic Trail. This serene...
VA 14.3 mi Gravel
The James River Heritage Trail is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest and the heart of historical, industrial downtown Lynchburg. The well-marked 10-mile trail is...
VA 10.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
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
In Northern Virginia’s suburban community of Springfield, Lake Accotink Park provides a wilderness escape amid the city surroundings. The 500-acre park features picnic areas, miniature golf, an...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Lake Mercer Loop Trail wraps around Lake Mercer in Fairfax and is slightly over five miles in length. From the Lake Mercer Loop Trail you can hop on to the South Run Trail, or the Burke Lake Loop...
VA 5.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Fishersville is a small community located between Staunton and Waynesboro in Augusta County. This pedestrian and cycling path was added as part of Fishersville's road improvements and useful for both...
VA 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
If you're looking for an easy trip, the Little Stony National Recreation Trail in Jefferson National Forest is the perfect alternative to the nearby Devils Fork Loop Trail. Devils Fork Loop is...
VA 2.8 mi Dirt
Accordion
Overview The Mendota Trail stretches the entire length of the former Southern Railroad corridor between Bristol and Mendota. This 12.5-mile rail-trail became fully connected in September...
VA 12.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Mill Mountain Greenway provides residents and visitors to Roanoke with a nice connection from the city's downtown to Mill Mountain Park. Within the park, you can explore numerous hiking trails,...
VA 3.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview    Hugging Arlington’s Potomac River waterfront, the Mount Vernon Trail links Gateway Park in Rosslyn with George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Northern Virginia. Just across the...
VA 18 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Brick, Concrete
Overview Southwest Virginia’s New River Trail is one of America’s premier rail-trails; the U.S. Department of the Interior even designated it an official National Recreation Trail in 2002. The...
VA 57.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Newport News Park Bikeway offers a pleasant 5-mile loop through southern Virginia woodlands. The unpaved trail takes you through the 8,000-acre park and offers a connection to Colonial National...
VA 5.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Norfolk Avenue Trail runs along the north side of Norfolk Avenue between Pacific Avenue and South Birdneck Drive to the west. The paved trail links Virginia Beach neighborhoods, shopping, and...
VA 1.3 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2017, this asphalt trail follows the bends of the north fork of the Powell River from the River Bend Shopping Center in downtown Pennington Gap, to Leeman field. An arched bridge connects...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt
Providing an important urban link between the Crystal City area of Arlington and the western edge of historical Alexandria, the Potomac Yard Trail is a huge boon to the area for commuting as well as...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
The Powell River Trail is a 2.4-mile out-and-back trail in Appalachia, southwestern Virginia. The trail sits on the former Louisville & Nashville Railroad bed, which was used to haul coal from...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel
In western Williamsburg, the Powhatan Creek Trail stretches 2 miles from the historical Jamestown Settlement attraction to Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School. It begins near the one mile marker on the...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The trail is temporarily closed for maintenance. Please check with Lake Anna State Park for more information. The Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in...
VA 1.6 mi Dirt
The nearly 12-mile paved Riverwalk Trail, also called the “Riverwalk on the Dan,” is part of Danville’s expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry,...
VA 11.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 3.5-mile Riverway Trail provides a non-motorized pathway to the best of what Radford has to offer. A good place to begin is Bisset Park, though you can really start anywhere thanks to the multiple...
VA 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Roanoke River Greenway will one day span 25 miles between Roanoke and Salem along its namesake waterway. Currently, much of the paved pathway is already in place and runs through a wide variety of...
VA 13.6 mi Asphalt
Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail is part of the countywide trail system. This trail runs from the Fairfax County Parkway to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The distance along the trail from the Parkway to the...
VA 4.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
The Southern Tip Bike & Hike Trail runs parallel to the approach for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel for a total of 5 miles at the southern end of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Although never more than a...
VA 5 mi Asphalt
Overview The Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail is currently a 5.6-mile trail in three separate segments that will one day span 20 miles, connecting the communities of Suffolk and Chesapeake in...
VA 5.6 mi Asphalt
The Tinker Creek Greenway winds through Roanoke's east end from Fallon Park to just over a mile southeast. Along your journey, you'll be closely paralleling the pleasantly wooded Tinker...
VA 1.3 mi Asphalt
In Southern Virginia, an exciting regional trail project has been taking shape for over a decade. The Tobacco Heritage Trail will one day span 160 miles, connecting the counties of Brunswick,...
VA 22.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail is a short hiking trail within Manassas National Battlefield Park. The rail-trail runs on a corridor planned in the mid-19th century as a complement to the Manassas...
VA 1.2 mi Dirt
Victoria Railroad Park is a 21-acre open space located in the central business district of an old railroad town in south-central Virginia. Victoria was the halfway point of a Virginian Railway...
VA 1 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 6.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Overview   The Virginia Capital Trail connects the state’s present-day capital of Richmond and the early colonial capital at the Jamestown Settlement, on a 52 mile course through history. The...
VA 52 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Situated midway between the nation’s capital and the Virginia capital of Richmond, the Virginia Central Railway Trail will one day offer more than 30 miles of trail from downtown Fredericksburg west...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Inducted into RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2014, the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders ranging from dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways to railroad relics...
VA 34 mi Gravel
The Warrenton Branch Greenway follows a segment of the former Warrenton Branch Spur railroad, running between downtown Warrenton (at S. 4th Street) and Meetze Road. The Warrenton Branch was...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), one of suburban Washington, D.C.’s most popular rail-­trails, is a fantastic link between the state’s rural and historical past and the nation’s capital....
VA 45 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
History runs deep along the Wilderness Road Trail, which roughly follows a path carved by Daniel Boone in April 1775. The path later became a route on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad before...
VA 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Wolf Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway for two miles through Vinton on the outskirts of Roanoke in western Virginia. Its surface is mostly cinder and gravel with a few short asphalt...
VA 2.2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail provides a superb link between Alexandria, VA, and Maryland's National Harbor over the Potomac River. This well-used trail crosses on the up-river side of the bridge...
MD, VA 3.3 mi Concrete
The Arlington Loop is composed of four local trails—the Mount Vernon Trail, the Custis Trail, the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), and the Four Mile Run Trail. Together they create a paved...
VA 16 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The Birdneck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Norfolk Avenue and General Booth...
VA 2.1 mi Concrete
Burke VRE Trail lies within Pohick Stream Valley Park and provides an important commuting and recreational corridor, connecting a shopping center, residential neighborhoods, and a Virginia Railway...
VA 1.4 mi Asphalt
Cameron Station Linear Park is the quintessential neighborhood trail. Located in Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C., it offers a pleasant paved pathway frequented by joggers, dog walkers,...
VA 1 mi Asphalt
While Richmond isn’t necessarily known for its bike-friendliness, the Cannon Creek Greenway is a step in the right direction. The trail is 1.9 miles long, a north-south trail along the east side of...
VA 1.9 mi Asphalt
Overview The Chessie Nature Trail travels for just over 7 miles through breathtaking rural Virginia countryside, following mile markers left behind by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad that ran this...
VA 7.13 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel
The Greenway Trail is a one-mile path of finely crushed limestone that is located just outside of New Castle. The trail runs mostly on Craigs Creek Road (VA-615), but starts at a kiosk mimicing a...
VA 0.95 mi Crushed Stone
The Custis Trail is a popular urban route that links Virginia's D.C. suburbs with the District itself, connecting to both the W&OD Railroad Regional Park Trail at the latter's 4-mile marker and the...
VA 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) traverses a scenic forested landscape abounding with wildlife in Virginia's Northern Neck. The rail-trail, which was designated as a National Recreation...
VA 15.7 mi Dirt
Although it parallels Eisenhower Avenue, this paved pathway is not without its charms. On its west end, Alexandria's Eisenhower Avenue Trail begins in Hensley Park, which offers plentiful parking and...
VA 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Elizabeth River Trail–Atlantic City Spur runs for 9.5 miles between Harbor Park Stadium and the Norfolk International Terminals. The trail occupies a railroad right-of-way yet incorporates a...
VA 9.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Four Mile Run Trail traverses the Four Mile Run stream valley and has many twists and turns, not to mention steep sections (mercifully short). The trail more or less parallels the popular W&OD...
VA 6.2 mi Asphalt
The General Booth Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Princess Anne Road and...
VA 6.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that follows along the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia for 41.4 miles. It is officially named the Gerry...
VA 40 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Opened in 1999, the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail in Salem (just outside of Roanoke) is associated with Southern Virginia's impressive Civil War history. The northern trailhead at Hanging Rock was...
VA 1.7 mi Gravel
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
Closure Notice: Parts of this trail were heavily damaged due to flood-related erosion in 2018 and 2019, forcing the closure of certain segments, especially near the Holmes Run Parkway bridge,...
VA 5.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Lick Run Greenway begins in downtown Roanoke and heads north just over 4 miles to end between Huff Lane Park and Valley View Mall. Along the way, the paved pathway traverses two parks: Washington Park...
VA 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Linton Hall Road Trail runs parallel to its namesake—also signed as State Route 619—in western Prince William County. More utilitarian than scenic, the trail acts as a transportation route for...
VA 5.4 mi Asphalt
The Lynnhaven Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Lishell Place and Stewart...
VA 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Although less than two miles long, the Meadowlark Connector Trail provides a terrific link between the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and the popular W&OD Trail. The trail meets the W&OD in Vienna;...
VA 1.25 mi Asphalt
The Rappahannock Canal Walk follows the old towpath along the disused canal just northwest of downtown Fredericksburg. The path follows a winding course past old suburban back yards and through a...
VA 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail the follows part of the right-of-way of the old railroad of the same name, an important transportation corridor for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
Sandy Bottom Nature Park is a 456-acre recreational oasis in Hampton, bordered on the northeast side by Interstate 64 and surrounded by busy residential, shopping and entertainment areas. Before it...
VA 3.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is among one of the most popular trails in the Virginia Beach area. Throughout the summer the boardwalk hums with pedestrians taking in the shops and beach along this...
VA 2.6 mi Concrete
Located in the 208-acre riverside Windsor Castle Park, this trail system winds along picturesque creeks and marshes, through woodlands and open spaces, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding...
VA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Sand
Running parallel to Beulah Street from Franconia to Fort Belvoir in southeast Fairfax County, the paved Beulah Street Sidepath provides a link to numerous neighborhoods along its route. A parallel...
VA 3.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This paved sidepath runs parallel to Centreville Road/State Route 657, providing a safe route for alternative transportation along the busy suburban roadway in western Fairfax County. The trail runs...
VA 4.7 mi Asphalt
Chester Linear Park runs for less than a mile on a former rail corridor in the heart of Chester, Virginia. The path courses through a residential neighborhood, but the enveloping woodlands provide a...
VA 0.68 mi Crushed Stone
The Cub Run Stream Valley Trail offers a paved route meandering through Cub Run Stream Valley Park in the Northern Virginia suburb of Centreville. Though it's surrounded by residential neighborhoods,...
VA 9.1 mi Asphalt
The Diamond Springs Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach–Norfolk region for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Wesleyan Drive and...
VA 1.1 mi Concrete
The Fairfax County Parkway Trail parallels Fairfax County Parkway/State Route 286 on its route across Fairfax County, Virginia. While the paved trail varies in width and condition, most of the trail...
VA 28.3 mi Asphalt
This 11.5-mile paved trail begins in the busy commercial area just south of Shore Drive/US 60 in Virginia Beach. If you wish to reach one of the most popular parks in the state, head east on the Cape...
VA 11.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Kempsville Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Providence Road (SR 40) and...
VA 7.3 mi Concrete
The Little Nec Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between W. Little Neck Road and Virginia...
VA 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This short rail-with-trail is short but makes some pretty significant connections: it links the King Street and Braddock Road metro stations. It also connects to the Potomac Yard Trail, helping to...
VA 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Ox Road Sidepath is a paved trail that runs parallel to Ox Road/State Route 123 in Fairfax County. The trail runs from George Mason University's main Fairfax campus to just south of the former...
VA 11.5 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
Virginia's Salt Trail runs for more than 8 miles between the small community of Saltville and the larger borough of Glade Spring. The trail is popular with equestrians and can get muddy and eroded in...
VA 8.5 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Stringfellow Road Sidepath runs for three miles through Chantilly and Centreville in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County. The asphalt and concrete trail connects multiple neighborhoods to various...
VA 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sudley Manor Drive Trail runs parallel to the southern 4.5 miles of its namesake road in western Prince William County. The trail services a number of the surrounding communities, such as Bristow...
VA 4.3 mi Asphalt
Like its name suggests, this is a circular pedestrian and bike trail in Winchester, Virginia. A popular trail, the trails appeal lies not just in its lovely landscaping, or simply as a welcoming space...
VA 5.3 mi Asphalt
The Braddock Road Sidepath parallels Braddock Road and New Braddock Road (State Route 620) between Centreville and Burke, two bedroom communities in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County. The trail...
VA 10 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The short, relatively easy Phillips Creek Loop (also known as the Pine Mountain Trail) begins in a pleasant recreation area that is open May 15 to September 15 and provides paid parking, swimming,...
VA 1 mi Dirt
Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...
VA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Beaverdam Creek Trail gets its name from the circa-1905 Beaver Dam Railroad, which it follows through the southwestern Virginia town of Damascus. A highlight of the route is the trail's...
VA 0.75 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Blake Lane Sidepath runs for 3 miles, linking Oak Marr Park and Recreation Center with neighborhoods, Oakton High School and other parks. Most of the trail is concrete and the width of a standard...
VA 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This is a dedicated asphalt multi-use trail that runs adjacent to Chesapeake Boulevard in the Fairmount Park neighborhoo of Norfolk, Virginia. Adjacent bicycle sharrow lanes commence at the north end...
VA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Coal Tower Trail is an 8-10-foot wide path adjacent to Water Street connecting downtown Charlottesville to Carlton Road and the Meade Avenue Trail. The tree-lined path also parallels an active...
VA 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Folly Lick Branch Trail begins in Herndon, a northern Virginia suburb. The paved pathway begins off Herndon Parkway and winds northeast along the Folly Lick Branch stream through a residential...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
Garden City Greenway is a 2 mile, asphalt trail that follows Garnand Branch Creek and follows near Garden City Boulevard from the Roanoke River Greenway near Mount Pleasant Road to Yellow Mountain...
VA 2.03 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Harris Road Trail parallels Harris Road on the east side, through the neighborhoods south of Lynnhaven Bay in Virginia Beach. The short trail runs between Little Neck Road and Kline Drive. At the...
VA 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This short sidepath parallels Herndon Parkway on the eastern edge of Herndon in Northern Virginia. Much of the trail is the width of a standard sidewalk, and it includes crosswalks and curb-cuts at...
VA 2 mi Concrete
The Independence Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to S. Independence Boulevard in two disconnected...
VA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
VA 0.12 mi Boardwalk
Centered around its namesake lake, Lake Accotink Park is a 493-acre park with a variety of recreational activities. The park has a playground, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, a golf...
VA 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Opened in 2009, the short Lord Fairfax Community College Connector Trail extends from the parking lot of the junior college to its temporary endpoint in a scenic wildlife area. Eventually, an extended...
VA 0.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Mary Washington Hospital Trail runs along the southeast border of the hospital center, proving a pleasant stroll or gentle bike ride for hospital visitors and patients.
VA 0.75 mi Concrete
The Mason Creek Greenway Trail follows its namesake creek closely, stretching for over a mile. The trail starts on Roanoke Boulevard and heads north, sliding between an office complex and a mobile...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt
Following a former corridor of the Danville and Western Railway through downtown Stuart, the Mayo River Rail Trail is a paved multi-use path that runs along the Mayo River. Nicknamed "Dick and Willie"...
VA 1.8 mi Asphalt
The trail is known as the Mud Lick Creek Greenway trail since it follows the route of the nearby waterway. Alternatively, some folks refer to it as the Garst Mill Park Greenway, after the park whose...
VA 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Murray Run Greenway winds through a section of the City of Roanoke. The greenway trail is multipurpose, with a varying surface of cinder, woodchips and concrete sidewalk. The width of the trail...
VA 1.9 mi Cinder, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
Nimmo Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Albuquerque Drive and just a little...
VA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the center of Fredericksburg with beautiful views of the Rappahannock River. Part of the trail winds through Old Mill Park,...
VA 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Rosemont Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Holland Road and Whiteberry Lane....
VA 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Salem Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between South Independence Boulevard and Princess...
VA 1.3 mi Concrete
Leading visitors through the final events of the Second Battle of Manassas in the Manassas National Battlefield Park, this trail is comprised of several connected loops with a number of short spur and...
VA 6.7 mi Dirt, Grass
The Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail crosses through the state park battlefield of the same name in rural south-central Virginia. The gravel trail follows an abandoned corridor of the old...
VA 1.25 mi Crushed Stone
Right in the middle of the Herndon suburbs, the Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail provides an Oasis for hikers and bikers looking to escape into the woods. For it's nearly 3 mile run, the trail...
VA 6 mi Asphalt
The Upton Drive Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to a short section of its namesake road between Nimmo Parkway and...
VA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Vesper Trail, which opened in 2019, serves as a short but important connector between Tysons and northern Vienna. The pathway spans 0.4 miles between the Spring Hill Metro Station (on the Silver...
VA 0.4 mi Asphalt
The Wesleyan Drive/Haygood Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach–Norfolk region for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake roads between...
VA 2.7 mi Concrete
The West Ox Road Sidepath is a short paved trail along the west side of West Ox Road. The trail extends from the Oak Hill area of Fairfax County to southeastern Chantilly (near Fair Oaks Mall in...
VA 2.9 mi Asphalt
The White’s Mill Trail provides a scenic route through wetlands and residential areas in the rural town of Warrenton. Trail-goers will enjoy the natural beauty of the Cedar Run valley and wildlife...
VA 1.3 mi Asphalt

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Burke Lake Loop Trail

Great Trail

April, 2024 by zxdf4q96ty

The main trail incorporates a mix of asphalt and gravel surfaces with great views. There’s also a number of off-trails that offer more of a trail running experience through the deeper woods. Love this place!

Victoria Railroad Park

Love doing our walking trails with the family

April, 2024 by story2515a

Love doing our walking trails with the family

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

Beautiful

April, 2024 by zxdf4q96ty

Very calming trail with little to no traffic at 7pm.

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Cape Henry Trail

Good trail, but it needs better signage

March, 2024 by born2bchilanga

The trail itself was great for our hybrid-tire bikes, and a good length. The problem is that it’s crowded with walkers, dog walkers, and joggers, many of whom don’t know how to behave on a shared-use trail. There is not a single sign about trail etiquette anywhere.

Mendota Trail

Trail is now complete

March, 2024 by hippykamp

Wonderful trail that still isn’t super crowded yet like the Virginia Creeper trail is. Nice trailhead in Bristol with plenty of parking. The Mendota trailhead is an open field so parking is not a problem. We like to ride from Mendota to Bristol to get the climbing over first. It is a drive to Mendota from the interstate but it is a pretty drive. Well worth the trip. You won’t regret it

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

Loved Abingdon to Damascus

March, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

I am training for the Virginia Creeper Marathon https://www.creepermarathon.org/ on 4/7/24 and love this section of the trail. It is through woods and farmland, along a river, and over more than a dozen trestles. There are good parking and restroom facilities along this route. Looking forward to the marathon!

Mount Vernon Trail

Scenic, bad condition

March, 2024 by jaded1

Wonderfully scenic but woefully in need of maintenance. Congress cuts National Park Service funding so rich people don’t have to pay taxes.

Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

Great trail, watch out for speeding cyclists

March, 2024 by peter.ortizmarrero

Only did part of the trail from Herndon to Reston. Just watch out for the ‘Lance Armstrong’ wanna bees. Most of them do alert they are coming to your left, so stay to your right and you should be ok.

Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail

Perfect place to practice longboarding/skating

February, 2024 by drew.jones10

I went on a Wednesday around 1:00pm so there was no one there. The trail is perfectly paved and plenty wide.

Mendota Trail

Run Walk Run

February, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

Went from Benhams to Mendota to Bristol, then back to Benhams. The section from Benhams to Mendota is my favorite. It is down the gorge with the stream right near the trail. The section from Benhams to Bristol is more populated with farms and houses. I didn’t have any problems with dogs. The trail was muddy in spots. The trail was pretty empty. There were four cyclists and one walker. It may have been the weather: sleet, light rain, and windy. I really enjoyed it and will go back.

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail (VA)

can’t even find parking

February, 2024 by gnorthpiegan

The map gave us the start of the trail. But, it was in a neighborhood and there was no parking at all.

Arlington Loop

A good ride then & probably better now

February, 2024 by davesnyder1622

I enjoyed this loop in 2016 or so and just learned it has a name. Nice mix of environments with plenty of available lunch or coffee stops and scenic waterfront, linear greenway and wooded areas. Some spots were challenging, even dicey then, and I would expect they’ve been improved if this is a designated path.

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