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Rivanna Trails

Charlottesville, VA
434-923-9022
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Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
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Missoula, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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205 reviews 205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
54 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
32 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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