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In preparation for the holiday 5k and the removal of a down tree part of the trail was closed on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jehenson81
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A favorite trail

I've been walking and running the trail at Monticello for 18 years -- the first time I had a... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Z4725SLjenniferm
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank jehenson81
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
1  Thank Z4725SLjenniferm
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
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This trail is mostly paved with some bridges and some gravel. It will take you all the way to the main visitor center for Monticello. There is a little playroom for younger children at the visitor center. It is is a big hill, but not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ashleyER27
Reviewed June 9, 2018

if you are a walker, this is a must do. the walk up the mountain is not difficult with good paths, and decking bridges …. the visitor's center at the end has picnic benches if you've brought your own lunch, and a café if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank paxriverquilter
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Lovely well-groomed trail with multiple elevated boardwalks that take you from a public parking lot up to the Monticello Visitors Center. It is a gradual increase in elevation up to the Visitors Center over 2 miles, and doable for families, power walkers, and runners. Thick...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mary J
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Great area to take a nature walk. Main walkway trail is either paved, crushed gravel or wooden boardwalk along a 4 mile round trip from Rt 53 to Monticello. A few folks running or jogging but most are out for a exercise walk. Rt 53...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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sscd4np
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.
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CariC21
July 19, 2017|
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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
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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.
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