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268 mi 431 km of trail 22 Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 66 Trails Intermediate Trails 98 Trails Hard Trails 14 Trails
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gem Favorite Stunning fall colors seen from the High Bridge on the High Bridge Trail.

High Bridge

(1) Farmville, VA
gem Favorite Captain D (not a tugboat, but a shifter) lays in the graveyard area of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area.

The Graveyard

(2) Chester, VA

Hikes in Central VA - 22

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Favorite Beaver Lake Dam
Intermediate

Old Mill Trail - Beaver Lake Trail

3.9 mi 6.2 km • Loop • 238 ft Ascent 72.5 m Ascent

(2) Chester…, VA
Favorite Singletrack on Poor Creek Trail with Taylor Farm/Site of Fort Morton.
Intermediate

Petersburg Battlefield Trail

7.3 mi 11.7 km • Loop • 322 ft Ascent 98.21 m Ascent

(5) Fort Lee, VA
Favorite A section of the Prince George Courthouse Road.
Easy/Intermediate

PB&J 5k Loop

3.3 mi 5.3 km • Loop • 105 ft Ascent 31.94 m Ascent

(2) Fort Lee, VA
Favorite A group hiking the Rivanna Trail.
Intermediate

Rivanna Trail - Full

20.2 mi 32.5 km • Point to Point • 826 ft Ascent 251.72 m Ascent

(1) Charlot…, VA
Favorite Forest Exploration Trail
Intermediate

Fendley Station Loop A

7.9 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 394 ft Ascent 120.16 m Ascent

(1) Chester…, VA
Favorite Visitor center starting point!
Intermediate

Cold Harbor Battlefield

3.5 mi 5.6 km • Loop • 172 ft Ascent 52.35 m Ascent

(1) Highlan…, VA
Favorite Swamp trees along the Explorer Trail.
Difficult

Radcliffe Conservation Area Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 197 ft Ascent 60 m Ascent

(1) Matoaca, VA
Favorite Just the beginning
Difficult

James River Loop

7.1 mi 11.4 km • Point to Point • 551 ft Ascent 167.86 m Ascent

(7) Richmond, VA

Trails in Central VA - 156

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Cedar Mountain Battlefield Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Merrimac, VA
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Merrimac, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #2Beaver Lake Trail
Intermediate
Chesterfield, VA
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Chesterfield, VA
4.5 mi 7.3 km #3Forest Exploration Trail
Intermediate
Chesterfield, VA
Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.3 km Chesterfield, VA
3.0 mi 4.9 km #4Rivanna Trail - Quarry Park to the Woolen Mills
Intermediate
Charlottesville, VA
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Charlottesville, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Rivanna Trail - Azalea Park to 5th Street Ext.
Easy
Charlottesville, VA
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Charlottesville, VA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #6Orange Loop
Intermediate
Timberlake, VA
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Timberlake, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Civil War Loop
Easy
Orange, VA
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Orange, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Petersburg - The Breakthrough Interpretative Trail
Intermediate
Matoaca, VA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Matoaca, VA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #9Rivanna Trail - 5th Street Ext. to Quarry Park
Easy
Charlottesville, VA
Easy
2.4 mi 3.9 km Charlottesville, VA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #10Crooked Stick Trail
Intermediate
Danville, VA
Intermediate
4.3 mi 6.9 km Danville, VA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #11Hatcher's Run Battlefield Trail
Easy
Matoaca, VA
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Matoaca, VA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #12Green Trail
Difficult
Enon, VA
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.0 km Enon, VA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #13Rivanna Trail - Route 250 at Free Bridge to Holmes Avenue
Easy
Charlottesville, VA
Easy
1.8 mi 2.9 km Charlottesville, VA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #14Main Trail
Intermediate
Matoaca, VA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Matoaca, VA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #15Waterline Trail
Intermediate
Petersburg, VA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Petersburg, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #16Griffin Trail
Intermediate
Dinwiddie, VA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Dinwiddie, VA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #17White Oak Road Battlefield Trail
Easy
Dinwiddie, VA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Dinwiddie, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #18Explorer Trail
Difficult
Matoaca, VA
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Matoaca, VA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #19Red Trail
Difficult
Enon, VA
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.7 km Enon, VA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #20Reams' Station Trail
Easy
Dinwiddie, VA
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Dinwiddie, VA

Photos of Central VA - 125

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Stunning fall colors seen from the High Bridge on the High Bridge Trail.
Apr 21, 2017 near Farmville, VA
Artillery at the Cedar Mountain Battlefield
Jan 8, 2019 near Merrimac, VA
Sunrise at the Breakthrough Battlefield
Dec 13, 2018 near Matoaca, VA
Historic railroad embankment.
Nov 16, 2016 near Petersburg, VA
A creek crossing made up of large rocks and boulders.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA
Some small obstacles.
Jan 23, 2016 near Lovingston, VA
Just the beginning
Oct 29, 2019 near Richmond, VA
Ragged Mountain Reservoir Lake
Jul 14, 2019 near Charlot…, VA