Mendota Trail

Virginia

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Mendota Trail Facts

States: Virginia
Counties: Washington
Length: 1 miles
Trail end points: Mendota and North Fork of Holston River
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9787258
Trail activities: Bike, Mountain Biking, Walking

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Mendota Trail Description

Although it’s currently just a mile long, the Mendota Trail will one day stretch the entire length of the former Southern Railroad corridor between Mendota and Bristol, a total of 12.5 miles. At present, the trail runs from Mendota to the North Fork of the Holston River. Cyclists, walkers and runners can use the dirt trail to wander into lush and tranquil natural areas, partly bordered by the river. Dogs are welcome too, though they must remain leashed. A VDOT swinging bridge currently allows safe crossing of the river until the Trestle can be decked. 

Mountain Heritage Inc., a non-profit organization, owns and manages the trail. The one mile segment is now open for public use.Make sure to utilize only the open portions of the trail; the rest of the corridor is closed to the public due to dangerous conditions.



Parking and Trail Access

Park and enter the trail at the Mendota Trailhead located at Mendota Road & Civil Drive/614 at SR 802 (one acre tract between Mendota Baptist Church and Civil Dr.)

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