Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

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Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail
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IKE48
Holland, MI681 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
A beautiful well kept crushed stone trail that meanders along side a river. Plenty of place to stop and relax to enjoy nature. As bicyclers we wished is was longer (14 miles round trip), but was totally a great ride.
Written August 27, 2020
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Atravelbug80
Lynchburg, VA9 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
We love this trail. Since we went with our 8 year old we parked at the second entrance which saved us two miles each way. He was able to bike all the way to the end. It was about 11 miles round-trip. This is a great converted rail bed so it's really flat. The trail is great because there are lots of interesting things to see along the way. The trail runs along a stream and there is a covered bridge.
Written September 6, 2017
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Plmims
Raleigh, NC49 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
My husband and I found this on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out while in the area for Lockn. We had perfect weather and the bike ride was pretty easy. It is flat the whole way. We were beside the water almost the whole time with several places to stop and walk down to the water. It took us about 2 hrs to ride the whole 14 miles (7 in and 7 out). I would recommend this for a nice way to spend a couple of hours getting exercise!
Written August 28, 2017
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Wise Woman Wanderer
Mount Orab, OH700 contributions
Apr 2017
This trail follows the Tye River and is gorgeous! And this trail is easy for those with physical disabilities (hip replacements) to navigate. Benches are situated frequently with views of the river. So peaceful! We started at the Piney River Trail Head and finished at the Rose Mill Trail Head and then went back to our starting point. There is parking at both trail heads, but the lot is a lot bigger at Piney River. A port-a-potty is available at both trail heads. Whenever I am back in central Virginia again, I will hike this trail for sure!
Written May 31, 2017
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Bryan B
Farmville, VA5 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I incorporated this trail into a bike tour up to the Blue Rigde Parkway. I was riding a 26" wheel Mt Bike loaded for a 10 day trip. I had intended to find the entrance at Tye River that shows up on Google Map. Then found out the trail never got extended that far. So, came in at Roses Mill. Rode out to the end and back to Piney River.

Nice little Trail
Written December 19, 2016
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fondahandels
Blacksburg, VA31 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Rather unusual rail-trail as this trail can only be accessed from 2 northern points--The Piney River Depot on Rt 151 in Piney River, and from a parking lot near MP 2, at Rose Mill--then 5+more miles to the trail's terminus--which is not accessible. Just ends at a rather interesting point on the railway--restored length of rail and a scale and signage that explains how it worked. Lovely views of bold creek / river. Benches along the way. Pristine--no litter, no vandalism. Will be even nicer when the restorations underway at the Piney River Depot are complete--looks like it will include both the depot and a caboose. One of the cleanest portajohns I've ever seen at that parking lot.
Written June 25, 2016
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Robert B
Norfolk, VA5,165 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
When returning from a brief visit to Crabtree falls, we stopped briefly to look at the trailhead. There was lots of construction going on but it looked promising. It appeared that an old rail car was being installed and upgrades to the trail. We did not stay to hike on this cold windy day but assume this will become a treasured asset to this community.
Written April 12, 2016
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GlennyB58
Lynchburg, VA57 contributions
May 2020
This is a terrific walking or biking trail. The entire path is relatively level, so easy for us older folks.

Beware, however: along the trail, there is significant amounts of poison ivy. If you get off the trail, you may regret it. Be careful!
Written May 28, 2020
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newtbob
Barboursville, VA203 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Not much to add that others haven't already. My wife and I did the out-and-back from the Depot on 151 on road bikes. The trail surface when we rode was packed dirt with a thin layer of sand, after a long very dry, hot season in the area, and was fine with narrow tires. The trail is scenic, and a gently graded climb to the turn-around at the end. Would've been nicer if it hadn't been so dry and there was more water in the rivers. Parking and "facilities" (i.e. port-a-johns) we're more than adequate. We encountered several other bikes, as well as joggers and hikers on our outing. Personally, for walking other that just a mile or two of it, I'd head on to Crabtree Falls or the Parkway. Otherwise the scenery, while nice, just doesn't change that much.

I found the historical aspect (the train and the plant it served) quite interesting.
Lot's of dining opportunities,with good food at the breweries north along 151, as well as the Blue Ridge Taphouse just off 29 in Arrington, but be advised, the ones along 151 can be quite crowded.
Written September 27, 2016
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BFly823
Richmond, VA65 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
14 mile, out and back, bike/walking trail beside the Tye River. Well worth the trip. Take 151 home and stop at the many brewerys. Makes for a nice day!
Written October 26, 2015
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