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Dan Riverwalk Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Danville, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 157 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

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Hiking

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Forest

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River

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Getting There

As of May 27, 2020, users have reported that the trail is closed from the Danville Farmers market and flood damage in both directions. Please see the park's website for up to date information before visiting. A well-maintained, mostly tree-lined, paved trail which runs along the Dan River. Scenic and historic. Great for kids. Accessible from multiple points, portions of it are close to major roads and amenities. Restrooms near each trailhead. The paved path is designed for use by walkers, bikers, inline skaters, dog walkers and others. From this path, you can connect to woodland trails and facilities at Dan Daniel Memorial Park and Anglers Parks, the Carrington Pavilion, the Danville Science Center and historic downtown Danville. The Riverwalk and mountain bike trail systems host a myriad of trail events to include bike races, trail runs, charity walks, marathons, canine events and environmental education activities as well as park special events.

There is generous parking at each of the three trailheads: Crossing at the Dan, Anglers Park, and Dan Daniel Memorial Park. Additional parking is available behind businesses on Riverside Drive (US 58 eastbound) between Union St Bridge and Audubon Drive. Visit www.playdanvilleva.com for additional information about parks and facilities at each trailhead.

Karen Cross CIty of Danville Outdoor Recreation Director 434.799.5215 crossks@ci.danville.va.us

Two trailheads are accessible from US Highway 29 near its junction with US Highway 58. Look for signs for Dan Daniel Park and Anglers Park. A third trailhead is in downtown Danville at the Crossing at the Dan on Bridge Street.

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Mike Young
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Excellent walk when it's not flooded and there is no flood damage, however judging from the locals that doesn't happen very often

Sarah Vess
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Road biking

Beautiful trail but there has been a great deal of flooding and the trail is blocked right in the middle with downed trees so you can ride one half or the other half not the whole thing. Ended up doubling on one side and crossing the bridge and riding around downtown so could get 11.6. Was a great ride and stopped at a brewery at the end for a cold one.

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Steve S.
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Road bikingBridge outClosedMuddyWashed out

From the Danville Farmers market the trail is closed and flood damage in both directions

Linda Vasquez
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Jeremiah B.
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Mountain bikingBridge out
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Jeni Hartley
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Hiking

Bridges are out so very short amount of trail from Dan Daniel Park in either direction.

Lisa Sandridge
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HikingBridge out

Had to stop because trail was closed due to bridge being washed away.

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Sarah Steinberg
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Hiking

Super busy, floods constantly. Very flat, good for running, easy parking at YMCA, soccer fields, farmers market and several other spots.

nick giles
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Mountain biking

about all the bridges are out due to flood early this year may be a while for they get it all back together

John Moser
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Mountain biking

I have been road biking this with my mountain bike for about 6 weeks now and it dosen't get any better. Round trip puts it about 11 miles...14 if you go around the closed construction area. At the boat ramp end there is also a paved area that has a very challenging hill grade if your up to it. They now have "Zagster" bikes for rent at 3 locations and are very popular. Have also tried all the mtb trails connected and they are awsome. Hopefully in the near future they will have the trail loop to the other side of the river.

Julie Thompson
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Walking

I walk and jog this trail often. It is wide and paved with no real steep inclines. There are water fountains and restrooms located near the Danville Public Works building, and further down near the Dan Daniel Memorial Park. The trail is fairly well-maintained. You will experience wildlife on this trail: Canadian geese, ducks, turtles and tortoises, black vultures, buzzards, and in warmer weather you can expect to see a snake here and there. This is a very easy trail to walk or bike.

Carrie Matthews
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It would be a better trail if people stopped littering, vandalizing the bridges and overlooks with childish graffiti and picked up their dog's poop when he takes a dump in the middle of the pathway.

Scott Densmore
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Walking

A 7.5 mile scenic pathway that follows the north bank of the Dan River. The trail passes through parks and by several bridges, one of which (an old restored railroad bridge) connects to historic downtown Danville (the last capital of the Confederate States of America after Richmond fell). I started my enjoyable walk in Dan Daniel Memorial Park and traveled west for almost two miles before returning. It is also a great trail for bird watching by the river. I saw lots of geese and ducks along the way.

Eddie Knight
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Walking

Great walking trail with nice attractions in the science center area. Nice views along the Dan River, wildlife etc.

Petra Haskins
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The is a nice easy walk, job or bike for anyone. There is plenty of shade and pretty views of the Dan River. I'm

John Calloway
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Road biking

It was a nice ride and nice Scenery would love to do it on a cooler day.

Jessica Franciscy
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First to Review

Nice walk along the Dan River. It's also a nice trail to ride your bike. Beautiful areas for picture taking.

E Cole
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Emmie Herard
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Emmie Herard
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Lindsay Wagstaff
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Jessics Wisniewski
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Dan Smith
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Josh Hubbard
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Dan Smith
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Dan Smith
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Dan Smith
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