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Address: , Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-923-9022
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Activities: Mountain biking

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Family friendly activity

The Rivanna Trail offers enough versatility that you can use it to train for a marathon or teach your kids to ride their bikes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Rivanna Trail offers enough versatility that you can use it to train for a marathon or teach your kids to ride their bikes.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Our kids loved the paved sections and going into the woods. Great flora and fauna but watch the edge! Wear sturdy shoes if you go off path.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

These trails are within the city limits and offer an opportunity to have some nice outdoor activities. We didn't get to raft as we were not prepared with inter tubes or rafts BUT we enjoyed biking and walking the trails. A good place to take your dog to exercise!

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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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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 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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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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Virginia
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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