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Rivanna Trails

Address: Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-923-9022
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Type: Biking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
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Type: Biking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
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  • English first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful walk along the river...many birds to see including woodpecker and blue heron! I wish I went back to a different section of this trail another day.

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Missoula, Montana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This roughly connect loop trail around the city provides interesting perspectives on places where most people stay tied to their cars. On this visit, we walked from the Meadow Creek Community Gardens to the north end of the stretch of Meadow Creek near Brandywine Drive. Our starting point near Bodo's Bagels and the English Inn on Morton Drive was not... More 

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Arlington, VA
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263 reviews 263 reviews
79 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Riverside Park is small but nice and the Trail beside the Rivanna is very pleasant. The park provides easy access to the trail and there's sufficient parking.

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Denver, Colorado
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305 reviews 305 reviews
57 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took a walk along the trails which run along the river. The path is flat and a perfect place for walking, jogging, dog walking, bike riding for miles under the shade of lovely trees. We found people of all ages doing all of the above and the setting is peaceful and relaxing. If in C-Ville, seek this out if... More 

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
34 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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