Charlottesville Reservoir to Jarman Gap

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Charlottesville Reservoir to Jarman Gap is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.0 miles
1,259 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running




Trail departs from parking lot just past the Charlottesville Reservoir and climbs gently but steadily over four miles to reach the AT and Skyline Drive. The path follows the south fork of Moormans River. Blue Hole, a popular swimming hole, is located about a third of the way up the trail. Keep in mind that the route crosses a stream numerous times and requires a bit of rock-hopping. However, the path is wide, level, and not too rocky over most of the distance.

6 months ago

I have hiked this many times! I highly recommend it and to get water hikers!

6 months ago

Great trail for family and friends--the wide, steady ascent allows for conversation without too much effort. Yet at the end, you've hiked all the way up to the ridge, so it's a significant achievement. The constant presence of water keeps the trail pretty, but the crossings can cause a few challenges. This trail has a great swimming hole, complete with rope swing. Dog friendly.

6 months ago

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