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Rivanna Trails

Charlottesville, VA
434-923-9022
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Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Mountain biking
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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stopped for a yogurt and I noticed on my cell phone that the Rivanna trail was right nearby. We took our pup out for a stroll and found a delightful, LONG path that winds through a beautiful stream. Pup Cleo had the time of her life. Every city should have a real hiking trail like this. What a delight!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Good trail, along the Rivanna River, I have walked this trail, w/friends, year round, beautiful views of the river. FYI> Pay attention to your surroundings. insect spray, a hat, sunblock, check for ticks.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Rivanna Trails is a unique system of trails around the circumference of Charlottesville. Some trails cross private property with the owner's permission. It's a lovely way to see parts of town otherwise not viewable from a car. Some have unique ways of crossing streams. If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy doing at least one or two of... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

. Trees, the Rivanna is so peaceful. Nice trail. What more can you ask? and just a short distance from downtown. Lots of birds. Been on the trail Spring, Summer and Fall

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In my opinion, the best part of the Rivanna Trail is the section by the circular turnaround in the Belvedere development.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I are regular users of this gem of a trail not far from the historic center of Charlottesville. I can understand the negative points made by some other Trip Advisor reviewers, mostly cyclists. It is a bit short and narrow for cyclists and, with all the foot traffic (humans and dogs) on it many times of the... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

So many trails in the area this was not our favorite.....just ok. Easy to access if you are just looking for a little walk to get out but not a true hike.

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North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Really enjoyed the bike trail along the river. Flat and easy ride. Off road portion a little harder to ride but fun none-the-less.

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Smyrna, DE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stopped in Charlottesville on our way home from Skyline Drive, and wanted to find something outdoorsy to do before we moved on. We happened upon Rivanna Trails on TripAdvisor and it sounded perfect. The only drawback was FINDING the trails - it isn't like one park or one area that has trails, they go all over the town; literally.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I walk my dog on a portion of this trail every day. Sometimes we explore other portions of the trail. It would be great if they all met up.

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