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Saunders-Monticello Trail

Address: Rt. 53 & Rt. 20, Charlottesville, VA
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The pleasant hiking trail is popular here in Central VA. Set your own pace and enjoy the pleasant views and orderly paths. Family and pet friendly. Stroll your way to Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, located at the top of the trail. At the visitor's center, enjoy food and the museum shop. Continue on to tour the house if you wish... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We loved this trail. It's clean, easily navigated, and close to Monticello. It has a wide trail with boardwalks along the way.

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We moved nearby several years ago and kept meaning to do this walk. Finally did it recently and have done it twice in very short order I like it so much. Very gentle grade, all easy walking leading up to the visitor's center. Just before you get to the visitor's center there are picnic benches... so we pack a picnic... More 

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Arlington, VA
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214 reviews 214 reviews
68 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a splendid way to spend an hour, walking the trail from Kemper to Monticello and back through the woods, with views through the trees. Easy stroll, slightly uphill, one of my favorite activities in Charlottesville.

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Melbourne, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The trails that run through here offer a very nice setting for a walk, hike or a run if you're so inclined. You can park at the bottom of the hill and take this trail up to the Monticello gift shop. I think it's somewhere around 2 and a half miles. This is really a great option if you want... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We took this path the day after visiting Monticello. It is an easy walk and is well-marked. There are some really nice views, especially over the pond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great place for dog walking, working out, biking, hiking, running. The trail leads to a bridge trail that winds up the mountain and goes to Monticello. Dogs aren't allowed on that part of the trail though, unfortunately. Two HUGE hallowed out trees down by the smaller parking lot that are fun to see. Lots off foot trails through the woods.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I like this trail because it is small pea gravel and boardwalks. It is an incline at the beginning. The trees are labeled which is interesting. There are 2 lots in which to park. Lots of families, some dogs on just part of the trail. It is very safe.

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troy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The trail is very well kept and has gorgeous views. It's a special place in Charlottesville. The trail has a wonderful incline as well as shade vs sun areas. It's terrific!

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Missoula, Montana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a lovely, shady, well graded and cared-for trail! On a hot and humid day, even in the middle of the day, this is a good choice for a place to saunter or run. We like the labels with tree names, and I imagine that others who travel to Charlottesville from away will also appreciate knowing the names of the... More 

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