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.

Length4.5 miElevation gain410 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This is a multi-use trail with hikers and bikers sharing the trail. Please be aware of the surroundings.

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Michael Barreca
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Awesome trail !

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William Mensch
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Pretty busy on the trail today. Couple of small muddy spots, but mostly good traveling. The river level was pretty high so it was hard to get out on the rocks, but could still walk around on the closer ones. Great time today.

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Stuart Miller
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A bit crowded on a spring Saturday, but worth doing. Easy hike alongside the river. Will try to get on it on a weekday next time.

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Ken Nordlicht
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Nice trail. A bit muddy in places but easy overall

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Kara Isbell
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Nice morning walk with my dog. I got a little lost at the Reedy Creek entrance because I crossed Riverside Dr... but that was on me I knew the trail just went straight LOL. It’s a little boring and you can only see the River in the distance. It is nice that it’s less crowded than Belle Isle though.

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Irra Arévalo
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Shanna Leake
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Raphael Viegas
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Robert Mullins
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MARK SCHILLING
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Great hike - lots of variations - a bit slippery from all the rain - good work out !!!

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Clinton Minnicks
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First time-wonderful!!

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Kim Young
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A little muddy in just a few spots and one or two icy patches, but that did nothing to mar a perfect day!

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Sara Heifetz
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Kim Sparks
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Great hike to do after an ice storm passed through and it finically got above 50 degrees. Muddy which was expected but good variation of hills, rocks, etc. there was one part of the path heading east that I had to turn around because of downed trees. All in all a great hike!

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Dumblepug & Co
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Great trail - especially for being smack in the middle of a city. Watch for cyclists. Also be aware that there are portions of the trail that are narrow and rocky and I see families struggling with younger kids on it quite often.

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Richard Talman
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Cecilia Fleming
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Jeff Johnson
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Jesse Sledge
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Walt Hitchcock
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Very nice local trail. Can be heavily travelled. Good hike, some bikers on the graveled path, not as many on the path closer to the river. Some good views. A nice afternoon diversion.

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Stephen Inman
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Fabulous trail with nice folks walking and biking on it.

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. Steinruck
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John Freeman
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Awesome trail! Lots of rocks and elevation change, crossing creeks. Good time

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Yvonne de los Santos
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Decent muddy trail with intermittent steep areas and paths with fountain streams. Surprise mailbox along the way. Get off the beaten path and cut along the tracks, if you dare.

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Ann Payes
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Bird watching

Great views heading East on Buttermilk to Buttermilk East to Flood Wall. Look for birds at the stairs and the flood wall, especially if you go early. Trail was in great condition and clean. Some runners and dog walkers, but not crowded.

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John Freeman
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Accidentally walked the wrong path. Went to belle isle. It was a nice winter walk over the river

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Shery Castillo
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Good trail. Heavily trafficked even on a Monday. Beware of bikers and mud (wear waterproof boots/ shoes :-) Overall a good workout trail with an okay view of the James

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Sarahjayne Estrada
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good trail. kinda busy! leisurely at points but overall moderate trail

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