Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park

Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park, Crozet: Tickets, Tours, Address, Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park Reviews: 5/5

Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park

Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park
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paulcva
Charlottesville, VA58 contributions
Wonderful new county park
Aug 2016 • Friends
Hiking trails that border Shenandoah National Park (SNP). Byrom Park includes pit toilets, picnic benches, kiosk, and horse trailer parking. AND, a monument is under construction to honor families from Albemarle County who were displaced for the creation of SNP. Plans are also underway for a shelter and historical information panels so visitors can learn more about the history and culture of the families who used to call these mountain's home.
Written August 19, 2016
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Creosote
Crozet, Virginia11 contributions
One of finest natural areas in Albemarle County (from a local)
Nov 2014 • Couples
The land for Byrom Park was donated by a local family and the park opened in 2011, with state-of-the art parking and accessible restrooms. (Not much else in the park is accessible, however: the trails climb up the side of a mountain, and even the start of the trail from the parking area is quite steep.) The trails were all designed to be multi-use: hiking/running, mountain bikes, horses. But because it is in the northern corner of the county and less well known than popular areas like Sugar Hollow, in my experience it's rare to encounter many other users apart from warm-weather weekends.

The trail system winds along streambeds, up rocky slopes, and to a high point with cleared areas that provide excellent views of the Blue Ridge foothills to to south. There are plans in the works to extend the trail system to connect with Shenandoah National Park above Byrom Park, but as of mid-2015 that has not started. Although the Byrom family used the land before donating it, it was left mostly in a natural state, meaning that there's plenty of quasi-old-growth hardwood forest similar to what you find in the SNP. Lots of botanic variety and a good chance of seeing wildlife. (Including the occasional rattlesnake--they're not common, but this is one place in Albemarle County where I've seen one.)
Written May 7, 2015
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nealsn
Richmond, VA17 contributions
Great hiking trail
Feb 2014 • Couples
Beautiful hiking with steep and strenuous trails in a serene setting. Nice parking lot with restroom available.
Written March 25, 2014
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