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Address: Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-923-9022
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Excellent urban hiking

There is a lot of variety on this system of trails and I've seen quite a bit, thanks to my son who lives in C'ville. The trails are scenic and we saw few people. The noise of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
David B
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a lot of variety on this system of trails and I've seen quite a bit, thanks to my son who lives in C'ville. The trails are scenic and we saw few people. The noise of traffic is present but that is expected on an urban trail. I'm looking forward to more hikes on my next trip to C'ville.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Cville has an undeserved rep for being pretty, big on nature, etc. Yet, its only really pretty with the wealthy horse farms west of the city. Cville itself, not so much. Unless you like crowded streets and big box stores. Bike paths? Yeah right. Part of this trail has a bike path, which is nice enough. Not terribly long, just... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I'm not a fan of this trail - much prefer the Monticello trail. I feel unsafe. It's just not as nice as other trail systems I've been on.

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Bethany Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent 15 minutes driving around C'ville trying to find various entrances to the trail. We never found a marked parking lot or a marked trailhead, so it was unfortunate but we were unable to go for a walk on the trail. Maybe it is because we are from the northeast where these things are clearly marked.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This trail, which more or less circles Charlottesville, is an excellent idea, and many parts of it are both scenic and safe. There are a few sections that are a bit on the seedy side, particularly when it meanders under bridges and in some sections of the woods, where you pass what look like homeless villages. In those areas, even... More 

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Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Nice trail, somewhat hard to find if you not familiar with the area. Could be marked better along the trail. Overall, nice quiet walk along the river.

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DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The Rivanna trail was well-marked by signs and not too difficult for beginning hikers. We were disappointed with the amount of trash visible along the route and there were times when you had to cross a busy street to continue. After about nine miles in we just stopped and headed back into Charlotteville as it turned into a boring challenge.... More 

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Wytheville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I enjoy getting out and walking the trails. I love seeing what nature and taking in the fresh air. Going on these trails are great for everyone and good exercise. Get out and enjoy it.

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Thank Charles H
Virginia
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Good views and different terrain on this trail. Well traveled - you will see plenty of people. We enjoyed our walk. There is also a playground area.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The trail is pretty, although not well maintained. With many leaves on the ground in the fall, it was difficult to spot roots and rocks waiting to trip you up. You also have to watch out for people playing "frisbee golf" and throwing frisbees across the path. Sadly, for us dog lovers, walking dogs requires that you de-tick yourself and... More 

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