Buttermilk Trail is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Richmond, VA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Beautiful hike. I went on a Sunday so it was fairly busy, lots of mountain bikers and running groups. The path is pretty narrow and has a fairly steep drop off along the majority of the way. As it's not a loop but doubles back, you'll hit a lot of traffic in both directions. It's hard enough to step aside to let others pass, nearly impossible with 2 large dogs. I'd recommend going if you're with a group that can help you bully your way through, but I'll skip another solo trip.