Observatory Hill

Shadwell, Virginia 22947

Observatory Hill

Observatory Hill Professional Review and Guide

"On the University of Virginia campus, this dense trail network makes the most of limited acreage on the slope below McCormick Observatory, for which the trail is named.

The trail lures dog-walkers and hardcore mountain bikers alike and is understandably popular with students. The knot of unblazed trails on Observatory Hill offers many permutations, so use this hike as a starting point."

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Trail Information

Shadwell
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.25
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
University of Virginia community Relations for information about the observatory or its trails at (434) 924-1321.
Local Contacts
No official ones; topo versions available online at www.cvillebike.com and www.gpstrailsource.com
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018