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Rivanna Trails

Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-923-9022
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well-manicured trails along either bank of the river

There's a very popular, level paved trail on the Charlottesville side of the river, down from the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Charlottesville, Virginia
Great Trail . . . Horrible Signage

This trail is an absolute gem. It manages to find quiet greenspace in unusual nooks and crannies as... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Midlothian, Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-923-9022
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

There's a very popular, level paved trail on the Charlottesville side of the river, down from the Free Bridge to the River Bend Park. It's a little more crowded than I like. Upstream the trail peters out after 200± yards. Local businesses intrude near the...More

1  Thank roadtrekker
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This trail is an absolute gem. It manages to find quiet greenspace in unusual nooks and crannies as it circumnavigates C-ville. Even those well-acquainted with the town will find themselves in places they never knew about. It's a superb escape for residents and out-of-towners alike....More

1  Thank wilkes2200
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The trail system is composed of (mostly) connected trail segments going all the way around the city. There is variety in the type of trails depending on the segment. Some are along waterways, others climb hills. Most are unpaved, but there are paved sections. Depending...More

Thank C-VilleDog
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My favorite walk or hike is next to water so we enjoyed our walk next to the river as tubers came by. Very relaxing and quiet.

Thank erisley2015
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Rivanna Trails follow the Rivanna River and are an easy hike or jog. Plenty of room on each path and the joggers, bikers, and dog walkers all seem to share this paths easily. While very busy when we visited (Saturday morning) it did not...More

Thank jgfairman
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This review is geared towards mtn bikers. This is my local trail and I use it all the time.However, there are sections of the trail that are very difficult. I'm looking at you O-hill to Riverbend Park! My favorite section: 1. Barracks Rd to Ivy...More

1  Thank danricc7
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Ate lunch at picnic/playground area south end of trail at Riverview Park. Popular place on a early weekday afternoon - lots of people with their dogs. Spent time walking the area, enjoying the scenic river, and talking to other visitors. Super weather in early May....More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Trail mostly well marked but with some very challenging areas. If I'd been by myself I would have gotten lost. Not all junctions are marked. Also We got off the trail on the trail once on a false trail. Additionally, the sound of cars and...More

1  Thank C001
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The weather had improved a bit with just gray skies and NO rain- so the Greenway was a great way to spend an hour or two on the trail. The walk takes you along the river and it was mildly busy with walkers, joggers and...More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I LOVE running on the Rivanna Trail! I like the portion down by the river that goes under 250 to the park. When I used to live downtown, it was about 6 miles to the Riverside Park parking lot! I would always be about to...More

Thank valorief871
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Patrice L
1 November 2016|
Response from Robert L | Property representative |
There are a number of bike shops in town; two that I know offer rentals are Blue Ridge Cyclery and Bike Factory of Charlottesville--both have web sites that you can easily find.
12 November 2015|
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Response from GordonFScott | Reviewed this property |
Good morning leached dogs are allow on this trail, btw, if I recall correctly dog;s off leaches were also allowed a certain times! Enjoy