Fluvanna Heritage Trail

Palmyra, Virginia 22963

Fluvanna Heritage Trail

Fluvanna Heritage Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A descent from the eastern trailhead to a pebbled shoal on the Rivanna River affords hikers an up-close encounter with the waterway they will only glimpse through the trees for most of this out-and-back. After running along hilly bluffs between recovering forest and a riparian floodplain, the route ventures to a second overlook at Burke Creek then uphill to the former Haden farmstead.

Fluvanna’s history is inseparable from that of the Rivanna River, which bisects the county and meets the James on its eastern border. Besides providing water to farms, the river powered mills and carried crops to market. Fluvanna Heritage Trail traces the river’s western shore, opposite the hamlet of Palmyra, itself a tribute to the area’s rich past."

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Trail Information

Palmyra
Nearby City
7.7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Fluvanna County Parks at (431) 842-3150, or visit www.fluvannaheritagetrail.org
Local Contacts
Available at trailhead and online at www.fluvannaheritagetrail.org
Local Maps