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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, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles
157 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


road biking

trail running






wild flowers

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.

2 months ago

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

mountain biking
4 months ago

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

mountain biking
Monday, August 07, 2017

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.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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.

Friday, September 02, 2016

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

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

road biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

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

Saturday, August 02, 2014

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

5 months ago

road biking
10 months ago

Saturday, December 02, 2017

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

Sunday, November 22, 2015

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