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Saunders-Monticello Trail

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Address: Rt. 53 & Rt. 20, Charlottesville, VA
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A walk in the Park

Charlottesville, Virginia is a very long word to write out and spell, so folks in these parts just call it “C'Ville.” My wife and I just moved here from South Bend, IN. We are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia is a very long word to write out and spell, so folks in these parts just call it “C'Ville.” My wife and I just moved here from South Bend, IN. We are exploring this region with fresh eyes. We feel it is a pleasure and an honor to have the opportunity to share it with you. Today we... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We walked part way on the Saunders-Monticello Trail and found a dirt trail that led off from the main trail (one of many that we saw). The main trail is lovely and easy walking and the side trail led us to a pretty overlook. If we go back again we would like to explore more of the secondary trails. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The trail is well maintained and shady on a sunny hot day. It is unfortunate that the highway is so close because it really detracts from this lovely nature walk.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I you have some spare time and love walking in nature, consider parking your car at the beginning of the trail and walking to Monticello rather than going there by car (it's some 2 miles up the hill), it is a really lovely walk, especially in spring time. Also great for picnic on the grass or a visit to the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A great trail where you will come across so many folks either running, walking, with pets, with kids, Senior Citizens, families! It's an easy slight incline walk and some of it is boardwalk but the whole thing is stroller friendly! They also have trails off the path. You can walk all the way up to Monticello. It's a great place... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great for all, children, strollers, young and old! Love that it is shady in the summer and bright and sunny in the winter. Lots to look at, deer, birds, toads in the pond, trees, Cville's skyline, the visitor center at the top. Great place for walking alone with your thoughts (safe) or with a friend catching up on life. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

have walked this trail many times--it's lovely, pretty shaded, really pleasant place to while away an hour or so!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This was a straightforward 45 minute walk along paths and board walk from our accommodation at The Inn at Monticello. The path arrives at the Monticello/ Jefferson Foundation Visitor Centre, which has excellent facilities, restrooms and a cafe, with very informative interactive media. There are lovely vistas and a good range of tree species planted along the trail which makes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

If you are looking for a walk on a quiet, peaceful trail this is the place. It is two miles from the bottom up to Monticello where you can partake in the cafe and rest up, before the walk down to the bottom. Trees are labeled and there are some off shoots that are interesting as well. Beautiful views in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My husband and I did overall enjoy this hike and appreciated the care that has gone into maintaining the trail. It does get a bit crowded with both walkers and bicyclists. It is well enough maintained to bring a stroller on wheelchair. Through no fault of the trail itself, the nearby highway does take away from the chance to just... More 

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