Rivanna Trail

Albemarle County, Virginia

Elevation Gain99ft
Trailhead Elevation430ft
Elevation Min/Max407/441ft
Elevation Start/End430/430ft

Rivanna Trail

Rivanna Trail is a hiking trail in Albemarle County, Virginia. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 430 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 99 feet.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nathan Lott
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"Rivanna Trail is a valued recreational resource for Charlottesville residents, but it’s somewhat doubtful that many make the complete 20-mile loop. Fortunately, the ring trail passes numerous access points as it wends its way through parks and suburbs, so it’s easy to customize an end-to-end or out-and-back that suits you. I've recommended three such hikes here. More than a decade ago, Charlottesville hikers founded the Rivanna Trails Foundation with an ambitious goal: to encircle the city with a footpath 20 miles long. They chose primarily riparian corridors—along the Rivanna River and Moore’s and Meadow creeks—although on the city’s western edge, the trail runs nearer roadways."

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There are 3 hiking trails of various lengths, 2 are basically flat and one has many ups and downs that follow the lake. Overall, nice park to hike even with kids. Park is usually not busy. There is now an entrance fee of $2 that you pay at the office.

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