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Buttermilk Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Richmond, Virginia 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.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 410 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

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Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Reviews (516)
Photos (204)
Recordings (505)
Completed (616)
Jennifer Brown
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Hiking

Hot but gorgeous

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Matt Henry
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Running

Gnarly heat. Call me sauna lord.

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Maria Badillo
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Hiking

A wonderful and shady hike that made for a fun and adventurous day out. Would do it again!

Shara Tucker
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Hiking

Very shaded, nice highs and lows.

Toni Nelson
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Hiking

Decent trail. Not a lot of people for a Monday morning. No issues and enjoyable enough.

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Matthew Shindler
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HikingRocky
Brittany Whalen-Dávila
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Hiking

We did the whole 6.9 mi loop and it was great! I would however recommend starting at the belle isle pedestrian bridge parking and hiking the north bridge trail towards the Boulevard toll bridge as that side is a little hard and has less shade.

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Matt Henry
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Running

Can’t stop won’t stop. Bandaid nipple tech is dialed in.

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Eric Rohr
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Hiking

Great condition and not too heavily trafficked

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Maya Anderson
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HikingRockyScramble
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Matt Henry
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Running

Slow mile times but I stayed moving. Beautiful day on the James.

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Rachel Smith
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HikingMuddy
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Matt Henry
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Running

Slower mile times, but I didn’t stop once. Gettin the groove back.

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Ava Rogers
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Hiking

My favorite trail!

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Katie Shaw
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HikingRocky
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Matt Henry
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Running

Struggle bus today. First run after vacation.

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Sierra Kennedy
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Hiking

wonderful, multi view hike! you go from woods to city and back. lovey river and water views. awesome hike all around!

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William Croft
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Hiking

Way too crowded!!

Matt Henry
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Running

Ok, I got it figured out. This app was gettin in my nerves not tracking my whole run.

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Chridty Phillips
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Hiking

This is one of me and my girls favorite trails that leads to the James river. Lots of friendly people and even the occasional pot smoker which I don’t care. I’ve sprained my ankle 3 times & fell on this damn trail though already. That’s the only downside. Bikers are a challenge but it’s all good!

C H
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Hiking

Nice trail, but led to under car bridge which had sketchy people hanging out. The two walking bridges to the river were closed. Huge disappointment. The bikers, although polite, were an inconvenience. This should either be a hiking trail or a biking trail, but not both. Nice and shady, interesting path, but had to go back to get to river. Oh and parking is a nightmare.

Amelia S.
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WalkingMuddy

Ok, only one other person out here today. Amazing. I would have been here waaay longer but there was a dead medium sized animal with their guts out and I had to get the fuck out. Also, my period is kicking my ass today.

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Lisa Curll
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Hiking

Took the route down Texas Beach and then had to come up past the Pump House. Also came back via the Potter pedestrian bridge. Overall a super nice walk.

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Matt Henry
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Running

Ok, I see why it isn’t recording the whole loop. I’ve been logging into one that starts at Oregon hill where as I start from 26th st. Beautiful day. ~10min/mile over ~7 miles.

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Sarah Olmstead
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Hiking

Hilly but just enough of a challenge

C W.
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Candace Lee
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HikingRocky
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Amelia S.
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Hiking

Really surprised by today’s crowd. I was here between 3-5pm. More pedestrians than bikers.

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