James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
The Reedy Creek parking area is on Riverside Drive at Hillcrest Road.
Excellent trail. Kid friendly. Took 6 walking kids ages 5,6,9,10,10 & 12 and 1 toddler in a Ergo baby carrier. Can't wait to do it again.
Easy trail for the kids, near cows, along fields and to the James River overlook where the children were able to rest on a bench before heading back.
Variety of terrain and beautiful vistas give you a great glimpse of Richmond - past, present and future.
The hike was easy and mostly shaded. I started at the Reedy Creek parking area, following the Buttermilk Trail to the Belle Isle. From the Belle Isle I crossed the river at the Pedestrian Bridge, continued on the North Bank Trail. I made a mistake crossed the railroad and walked down to the Texas Beach. It turned out I could not cross the river. So I backtracked to the North Bank Trail, crossed the Boulevard Bridge and completed the loop for a total of 8.7 Miles in 3 hrs.