Buttermilk Trail

MODERATE 24 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
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

walking
1 month 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).

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trail running
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4 months ago

Great trail!

walking
4 months ago

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

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7 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
8 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.