Buttermilk Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Buttermilk Trail is a 4.7 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.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

18 days ago

This trail is awesome! But it gets crowded on the weekends.

1 month ago

Great trail for a Christmas Day family hike!

trail running
2 months ago

These are excellent trails! Fun obstacles to run.. beautiful scenery ! The mountain bikers are courteous . Challenging , nature, fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Great city hike. Easily done by most parties. Doesn’t even seem like you’re in Richmond!

walking
4 months ago

This is an excellent 4+ mile in-city walk/hike; it's much more invigorating than a flat surface walk w/rises, twists, rocks and roots to navigate. During the week in the mornings it is not heavily traveled so it's often quite peaceful in the woods (unless the train is running).

5 months ago

7 months ago

Great trail!

walking
7 months ago

Greens, greens, greens. This is one of the more beautiful trails.

10 months ago

Took 4 boys and a leashed dog- was a fun and interesting hike. Mixed use so mountain bikes on too which was a bit tricky to navigate - more so for the guys on the bike who were super polite in sharing the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Went early; wet day, so no bikers but runners on the trip back. Bit slippery. Trail is beautiful at the 12 - 21 markers, not so much at the start by 22nd street.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trail to advance your mountain biking or trail running skills!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Beautiful trail with some challenge. Quite a few bikers which made it more difficult to navigate with my two large dogs. I would do it again, but without my animals.

hiking
Monday, November 21, 2016

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.

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