James River Trail/Trail of Trees Milepost 636

Monroe, Virginia 24574

James River Trail/Trail of Trees Milepost 636

James River Trail/Trail of Trees (Milepost 63.6) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A pleasant walk across a scenic river bridge leads to a self-guiding interpretive exhibit at a canal lock built in the mid-1800s. The James River Trail crosses the impressive pedestrian span beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.

Descend the steps on the west side of the river and go left across the grassy riverside meadow to Battery Creek Lock. Built in 1848 and used between 1851 and 1880 on the James River and Kanawha Canal, the lock lifted and lowered boats around part of the river’s 13 feet of drop from nearby Buchanan, a Shenandoah Valley town and western terminus of the canal."

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Trail Information

Monroe
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.4 -.05 mile
Distance
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
USGS Big Island; Parkway map available in season at visitor center and campground, and online at nps.gov/blri/planyour-visit/otter-creek-james-river-trails.htm
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Dec 2018