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.
Rivanna Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Nathan Lott, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg (Menasha Ridge Press).
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