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Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail - Northern Section

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An extremely popular trail for people walking, running, and riding their bikes.


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3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Out and Back

36' 11 m

High

12' 4 m

Low

90' 28 m

Up

90' 28 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Dusk to dawn rules.

Overview

The Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail is a recreational path that winds along the banks of the Appomattox River.

Need to Know

Some parts of the trail could be flooded after heavy rain.

Description

Start at Roslyn Landing Park and head down the trail as it winds along the banks of the Appomattox. About two miles into this path, there is an overlook lifted 15 feet off the ground that faces out toward the river where an historic railroad embankment previously ran through. There is a handicap-accessible ramp that leads up to the overlook allowing for anyone to go up and observe.

The path continues a short ways past the overlook, ending at Rte. 1. Once you've reached the end, simply return the way that you came.

History & Background

The river trail offers a scenic view of the Appomattox River that stretches from the Interstate-95 overpass to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge.

Shared By:

Omar Delgado

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Historic railroad embankment.
Nov 16, 2016 near Petersburg, VA

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May 2, 2019
John Vasquez
3.3mi — 1h 17m
Oct 6, 2018
Moto UX
Easy trail along the river. Mostly quiet except for some industrial work and traffic nearby. 3.6mi — 1h 15m
Mar 29, 2018
Neil Marlowe
Nov 19, 2017
Sean Stapleton
Feb 20, 2017
Ryan Lowe