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Saunders-Monticello Trail

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Address: Rt. 53 & Rt. 20, Charlottesville, VA
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Great Outdoor Space

Very nice path thru the woods in the Monticello area. Nicely graded so no steep climbs, handicap friendly, benches along the way, nice and shady on a warm day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Westminster, Maryland
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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very nice path thru the woods in the Monticello area. Nicely graded so no steep climbs, handicap friendly, benches along the way, nice and shady on a warm day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We went on a warm Saturday in May, about a hour and 15 minutes from Richmond (recommend avoiding I-64 and taking the inroads most of the way by selecting "avoid highways" on your GPS unit or google maps as the drive off of the highway is gorgeous). The rest of the family wanted to visit the Monticello but since I... More 

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State College, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Strolled on this unique 2 mile long boardwalk trail every day during our recent visit to Charlottesville, VA. Easy to access from a parking area off the road before Michie's Tavern or at the Monticello Visitor's Center. Perched along the side of a steep hill, the boardwalk weaves thru a forest of mature trees and blossoming bushes. Not far from... More 

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went on Easter. Relatively easy walk up a slight incline to Monticello. Nice scenery and the fresh air was invigorating. It's free so do it.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great outdoor place to take young kids and dogs for a walk (which is what we do), or to go for a semi-scenic run. There are a number of trails that one can choose from, as we almost always have our dog we traditionally go from the main parking lot to the pond. There are two large logs (6-8 feet... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This trail is so easy--with just an ever so slight incline. Although it is now winter we still enjoyed the walk. The trail is well maintained but the parking is getting to be horrible. Even the overflow parking was overflowing. This is a family friendly trail and dogs are only allowed on the lower portion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was very well done but since it's winter, it was a little boring. I'm sure it's nicer in other seasons. It was a nice, easy walk which was good to do between breakfast and lunch! This is family friendly.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Agree with the rest of the reviewers that this is a lovely walk and a great way to exercise, see some views (foliage permitting) and run into locals. Just wanted to clarify that while a previous reviewer mentioned that it is pet friendly, pets are actually only allowed on the lower part of the trail. After about a half mile... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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