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Gems in Central VA - 2

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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
gem Favorite Stunning fall colors seen from the High Bridge on the High Bridge Trail.

High Bridge

(2) Farmville, VA

Recommended Routes in Central VA - 28

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Favorite Stairs to Big Branch Falls - be warned, these peter out and there's some muddy slip-and-fall risk after this!
Intermediate Intermediate

Sugar Hollow Loop

18.5 mi 29.7 km 2,709' Up 825.59 m Up 2,727' Down 831.29 m Down

Crimora, VA
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Favorite Just the beginning
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

James River Loop

6.8 mi 10.9 km 407' Up 123.92 m Up 405' Down 123.46 m Down

Richmond, VA
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Favorite Singletrack on Poor Creek Trail with Taylor Farm/Site of Fort Morton.
Intermediate Intermediate

Petersburg Battlefield Trail

7.3 mi 11.7 km 322' Up 98.21 m Up 319' Down 97.33 m Down

Fort Lee, VA
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Favorite Ragged Mountain Reservoir Lake
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Ragged Mountain Reservoir Trail

6.9 mi 11.0 km 1,142' Up 348.03 m Up 1,142' Down 347.93 m Down

Charlot…, VA
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Favorite Beaver Lake Dam
Intermediate Intermediate

Old Mill Trail - Beaver Lake Trail

3.9 mi 6.2 km 238' Up 72.5 m Up 238' Down 72.55 m Down

Chester…, VA
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Favorite A section of the Prince George Courthouse Road.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

PB&J 5k Loop

3.3 mi 5.3 km 105' Up 31.94 m Up 105' Down 31.9 m Down

Fort Lee, VA
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Favorite Forest Exploration Trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Fendley Station Loop A

7.9 mi 12.8 km 394' Up 120.16 m Up 390' Down 118.83 m Down

Chester…, VA
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Favorite Visitor center starting point!
Intermediate Intermediate

Cold Harbor Battlefield

3.5 mi 5.6 km 172' Up 52.35 m Up 169' Down 51.56 m Down

Highlan…, VA
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Favorite Co-Op Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

CoOp Out & Back w/ Trooper Tribute Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 151' Up 46.05 m Up 150' Down 45.67 m Down

Chester…, VA
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Central VA Hiking

  • 372 Miles 599 Kilometers of Trail
  • 28 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 103 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 191 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central VA - 291

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Beaver Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Chesterfield, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Chesterfield, VA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Easy Easy
Salem, VA
Easy Easy
Salem, VA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Rivanna Trail - 5th Street Ext. to Quarry Park
Easy Easy
Charlottesville, VA
Easy Easy
Charlottesville, VA
4.5 mi 7.3 km #4Forest Exploration Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Chesterfield, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Chesterfield, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Rivanna Trail - Azalea Park to 5th Street Ext.
Easy Easy
Charlottesville, VA
Easy Easy
Charlottesville, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Civil War Loop
Easy Easy
Orange, VA
Easy Easy
Orange, VA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #7Orange Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Timberlake, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Timberlake, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Petersburg - The Breakthrough Interpretative Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Matoaca, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Matoaca, VA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #9Green Trail
Difficult Difficult
Enon, VA
Difficult Difficult
Enon, VA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Main Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Matoaca, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Matoaca, VA

Photos of Central VA - 138

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Some small obstacles.
Jan 23, 2016 near Lovingston, VA
A creek crossing made up of large rocks and boulders.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA
Historic railroad embankment.
Nov 16, 2016 near Petersburg, VA
Stunning fall colors seen from the High Bridge on the High Bridge Trail.
Apr 21, 2017 near Farmville, VA
Sunrise at the Breakthrough Battlefield
Dec 13, 2018 near Matoaca, VA
Artillery at the Cedar Mountain Battlefield
Jan 8, 2019 near Merrimac, VA
Walking through Grelen's tree rows.
Aug 17, 2022 near Gordons…, VA
Celebrating the grand opening of the Duncan Trail at the new "Grelen Overlook".
Aug 17, 2022 near Gordons…, VA

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