Appomattox River Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Appomattox River Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Petersburg, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.9 miles
396 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




wild flowers



2 months ago

Great trail for everyone! Flat , paved , and water.

3 months ago

it's just gorgeous. Waterfalls, picnic area,

8 months ago

Perfect place to go to take a quick hike. I don’t recommend doing it alone or at least have protection, there are some shady people living out there.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Not the best area. Trail was nice until we got to an old homemade bridge. Tough getting a dog to cross over it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jesus Christ I received a tresspassing warrent!! the homeless guy with the black jeep who drives down from West st entrance.. back there Forrest heacock.. he treatings anyone he sees he has 3 big dogs warden want tell him to leave cause he's on Petersburg side...Dinwiddie would make homeless guy leave...he has 10 tents n trash just before the dedicated bridge...good luck

mountain biking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Section from Roslyn Landing behind Southpark mall was paved and a great fast ride. Next section in Petersburg began near VSU. Nice wide trail, gravel mostly. Some hills but nothing major. Cool little bridges across some river sections. Fun ride. Only negative was knowing the area is not the safest. Be aware of your situation on this trail and bring your CC permit if you got one.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Great ride, a mostly flat trail. Some hills. It was easy enough that my 7 year old had no problem staying ahead of me.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Upper trails is to follow. Flat, straight and very few people. A Subdivision backs up to a majority of the upper trail. The upper trail ends at a damn. You have to tune back to get back to the beginning of the trail. Total of 3.5 miles. Sometimes you will see people fishing the bank. There is also a lower trail that you can get to by following some steps down a hill at the beginning of the trail. It's a little steep and you do have to use some tree roots as a stepping area but the trail goes in and out of the woods as it follows the river downstream. The lower trail is much narrower and in the summer it's a little more weeds. I also walked it during the winter months when rainfall has been heavier. The trail was blocked by some water runoff so I wasn't able to log the entire lower path. I did get in .75 miles.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Sunday, March 06, 2016