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Found this trail on the way back from Highland!

Despite the cold day, it was a nice four mile round trip hike. It is nice to see these recreation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clifton, Virginia
Great family outing

My fiance and I took our 12 year old and our 16 month old (in a stroller) on this trail. It is a... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Orlando, Florida
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Rt. 53 & Rt. 20, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the cold day, it was a nice four mile round trip hike. It is nice to see these recreation opportunities available to the public.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

My fiance and I took our 12 year old and our 16 month old (in a stroller) on this trail. It is a great hike (works you)! The first part is up hill and coming back is down hill so it's a good warm up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places for a short run or hike. People are respectful of each other, and the place has amazing views.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Really nice trail - level enough for a stroller - some trees are labeled - interesting views and Monticello is at the top!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathi G
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

In preparation for the holiday 5k and the removal of a down tree part of the trail was closed on the day I went. I was so able to do just over half the trail and then on the way back did two of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I've been walking and running the trail at Monticello for 18 years -- the first time I had a toddler in a stroller and an infant in a Baby Bjorn. My favorite thing is to park in the outer lot and walk the two miles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My parents and I met up here for a hike. The trails are very well maintained, but not very well marked. We were not sure where we were a lot of the time, but it was so fun anyway! One of the trails takes you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rebecca_Bee_8
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Hotel staff suggested I run here. I did not know quite where to start, and that was a problem. It took me about three miles of running to find the appropriate place... and in that time, I *at great peril* ran on Thomas Jefferson Parkway,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anthony T
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This wonderful boardwork accommodates strollers, bikers, hikers and walkers.. It can get congested at certain times and parking can tricky but it is worth the beautiful, pristine forest views. Great litlle views of Charlottesville and Monticello sits on the top of the mountain. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

There is abundant shade which helps keep you cool. It’s a great hike with a wide paved walkway and some nice some nice views. Dogs aren’t allowed when you’re up near Monticello and the trail is not a loop, so you go up hill one...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Derek R
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from Mike_Stogoski | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there today, but you can park either in the small parking lot near the entrance, or around the corner off of Route 20 (Dairy Barn Rd). The normal trail "paved" should be good. The upper trails are a bit muddy.
July 19, 2017|
Response from N0raT | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are places to rent bikes to ride on the Saunders-Monticello Trail. Close places to the trail are Blue Ridge Cyclery and Community Bikes. If you do not want to ride from the bike rental place to the trailhead so... More
May 17, 2017|
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Response from imleavinonmyjetplane | Reviewed this property |
Steady slight grade. Lots of shade and well maintained path. Benches along the way. Once you start the trail usually need to turn around to head back as no mid trail exit points that I can recall.