Buttermilk Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
11 days ago

Challenging and scenic.

trail running
2 months ago

Love this trail! Slightly difficult at times but it encourages you to keep moving. Best to go during the week. This trail will lead you to Belle Isle and even to Browns Island if you chose to keep going.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Great trail for a Christmas Day family hike!

trail running
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

walking
9 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).

hiking
10 months ago

Great urban trail... and feels outside of the city. Narrow trail that’s shared by bikers and hikers and at certain times be high traffic, but not enough to deter from the trek.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Great trail!

walking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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
Monday, March 20, 2017

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
Thursday, March 16, 2017

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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