Virginia Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Ashland Trolley Line

0.85 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

Chester Linear Park

0.68 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Cross County Trail (VA)

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

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

8.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

High Bridge Trail State Park

31.4 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Jackson River Scenic Trail

14.3 mi
State: VA
Gravel

New River Trail State Park

57.7 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Newport News Park Bikeway

5.3 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Railroad Ford Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Salt Trail

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

Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Trillium Trail (Sandy Bottom Nature Park)

3.3 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Victoria Railroad Park

1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Wilderness Road Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone
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
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 Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that generally follows the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is officially named the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail in recognition...
VA 40 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
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 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
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
Southwest Virginia’s New River Trail is one of America’s premier rail-trails; the U.S. Department of the Interior designated it an official National Recreation Trail in 2002. The trail is also a...
VA 57.7 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 Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County near Richmond, Virginia. The park boasts 2,463 acres with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and...
VA 1.6 mi Dirt
Closure Notice: In October 2018, Hurricane Michael caused a large portion of the trail to wash out and compromised the structural integrity of a stone bridge. The eastern 4 miles of the trail—from the...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
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 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
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
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
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
Closure notice: Starting in August 2020 and continuing as of January 2021, the Piney River Trailhead will be subject to ongoing closures due to nearby environmental cleanup work. Please use the Rose...
VA 6.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Newport News Park Bikeway

Older couple enjoying bike ride

November, 2022 by tg7w84nj49

we are older and just started riding, love this trail, beautiful scenery and most roots are marked with blue paint so you can see them easily, there are not that many roots. It was such a nice day, really enjoyed it. When we get better, we plan on taking this trail to Yorktown.

Mount Vernon Trail

Autumn view is beautiful

November, 2022 by humblehm1995

But the road is not ideal for road bike

Elizabeth River Trail (Atlantic City Spur)

Don’t Recommend…

November, 2022 by jksjm1

Very stressful trail! Terrible signage, MANY street crossings, some closures, rough in many parts.

Accordion

John W. Warner Parkway Trail

Centrally located - lovely, easy dog friendly hike

October, 2022 by 2g9xk7ggm6

We hiked about 2.4 miles or so from CATEC to Melbourne Road. A lovely walk along an asphalt trail. This late in the day hike was a good choice for our dog who got excited seeing squirrels, rabbits, and a deer. We also passed several cyclists enjoying the same trail. A great hike for those who want to enjoy a not too long, not too short hike that is not too difficult.

Guest River Gorge Trail

Rock formations, quiet, wide trail, and a workout!

October, 2022 by lucinda.f.peters

The trail offers impressive rock formations and a few spots to get to the river. From the parking lot (which is nicely kept having trash bins and pit toilets), you begin your downward decent to the other end that ends at the water crossing and active rail line. A beautiful end point to relax and enjoy. Make sure you’re prepared for the return trip as it is all up hill. Not an easy climb! I brought my Australian shepherd and there were a couple places for her to get in the river. Not many people!

Linton Hall Road Trail

Scout Hiking Trail

October, 2022 by m1amark

Great first 5 miler hiking trail for Cub & Boy Scouts who want to complete hiking requirements. Cub Scouts should start at Route 619 and Linton Hall Road. The hike will be less strenuously in a way because it is more of a downhill hike in nature. There's also a ice cream store in the shopping area at the end of the hike. Boy Scouts should make the hike starting at Route 29 (Nokesville Road) and Linton Hall Road for conditioning purposes.
Nice wide hiking/walking/bicycle path. Four lane traffic roadway with lights.

Tobacco Heritage Trail

great ride

October, 2022 by ffsswing

Oct 21 2022. Great colors leaves everywhere. Cool weather. once we hit the gravel -> trail all to myself. Start in the town La Crosse . Where the beginning has pavement and great parking area

Mendota Trail

New northern section

October, 2022 by clmanley76

At least two addition miles are now open on the northern end. At about the 2.5 mile point going south, the grade begins to rise and the valley walls close in as you ascend into a gap. The trail remains plenty wide and there are some tables and stone benches nearing the 3.5 to 4.5 marks. I very much enjoyed the walk yesterday. Ps. Zero cell reception for most of the way on this end of the trail.

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

Easy Fall Ride

October, 2022 by ksk6963

Over the course of two days, we took a shuttle from Damascus, VA (there are several) to Whitetop Station and rode basically all downhill about 17 miles to Damascus. Beautiful scenery and many trestles. The second day we rode from Damascus to Abingdon, VA and back for a total of about 32 miles. Damascus to Abingdon is relatively flat so you are constantly pedaling. I would highly. recommend this trail to anyone.

Guest River Gorge Trail

Beautiful

October, 2022 by nmarzoli04

I don't know what the previous reviewer was talking about regarding maintenance...this thing is incredibly well-kept. The entrance road and parking lot are paved with tons of parking spaces and there are pit toilets as well.

This was a beautiful Fall bike ride, with the leaves really starting to change. You don't really have to pedal the entire way down, but it really isn't too bad of a challenge if you take your time coming up. My recommendation is to stop and explore some of the side paths to the river on your way back up. The limestone cliffs are absolutely stunning - you could still see soot stains on them from steam engines! Highly recommend this trail for a couple hours out in the woods. Worth the hour drive from Abingdon.

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Yes, it's bumpy...

October, 2022 by dean.saridakis

As others have said - variable surface, smooth to pretty rough. I rode 12+12 from the west end on a bike w/ 40 mm tires, but no suspension. If you have a bike w/ suspension (at least on front), use it.

And within the first 1/2 mile the path crosses the tracks (and the surface changes from smooth bluestone to sloped loose gravel) - that caught me by surprise.

Jackson River Scenic Trail

PedalPushin AK

September, 2022 by llkamitchell

Excellent ride on a well maintained crushed stone trail. We did the whole trail on recumbent trikes. Definitely would recommend to all cyclists.

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