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There are many miles of trails here from flat to moderate used for mountain bikes, runners and hikers.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Loop

232' 71 m

High

49' 15 m

Low

482' 147 m

Up

480' 146 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Overview

Beginning starts at Fall Hill Avenue by the Virginia Outdoor Center with a flat walk for the first mile. This will also be the same route out of the hike.

After the first mile, you can make a left and go into an area with inclines. At this point, the trails are well-defined and treed.

Description

The Fredericksburg Quarry Trail System is for both hikers and mountain bikers located within the city limits of Fredericksburg. As a hiker, you do want to keep your eyes and ears open for mountain bikers. There are a couple of spots where going downhill they can get up enough speed that it would be difficult for them to stop.

There are an abundance of bridges, log obstacles and creek crossings. Nested on the shore of the Rappahannock River, the trail offers great scenery and a 200+ foot elevation change across the entire trail system.

There is a flooded quarry that is used for scuba diving certification training.

Trail Mileage: 13.8 Miles

History & Background

After it flooded, the quarry was used to supply water for what used to be the Sheraton hotel golf course that has now become Central Park.

Shared By:

Jeff Higgins

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Photos

End of Ridgeline Trail overlooking the Quarry.
Jul 27, 2021 near Falmouth, VA
Starting point for the Fredericksburg Quarry Trail System from Sunshine Ballpark.  Map of the trail system is shown on the right side kiosk
Apr 15, 2020 near Falmouth, VA
Access from quarry access road back onto trail
Apr 15, 2020 near Falmouth, VA
Mid point of trail
Apr 15, 2020 near Falmouth, VA
View from above the quarry
Apr 15, 2020 near Falmouth, VA
Parking lot for the Fredericksburg Quarry Trails
Apr 12, 2020 near Falmouth, VA

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Dec 22, 2020
Charles Love
Good first hike. safe to walk — 2h 30m
Jun 20, 2020
Dwayne Thomas
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