Heritage Trail and Canal Path Loop

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Heritage Trail and Canal Path Loop is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.2 miles
75 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



mountain biking


partially paved



7 days ago

nice easy paced trail with many beautiful scenes of the river.

2 months ago

5 months ago

Great trail with my dog

7 months ago

Follow the Canal Path signs uphill. Don’t quit, you’re almost to a dead end at Gordon W Shelton Boulevard. Frustrating.

10 months ago

Love it.

trail running
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

nice and clean trail. A lot of fellow runners on the trail. Trail is all paved which through me off a bit, but very nice loop with nice views.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Walked it with my 6 year old and my three year old in about 2.5 hours (including a stop at Hardee's for some OJ and plenty of pictures). It was just a bit too long for them in the heat today, but on a cooler day, I think they would have been fine. We'll definitely do it again soon.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I love this trail

Friday, April 21, 2017

Very nice. Walk, run, bike ride, skateboard. Stroller friendly.
Bathrooms can be found as you pass Old Mill Park, CVS and Hardees. Just an FYI on that one.

Friday, January 27, 2017

lovely on this windy day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nicer scenery when you get close to the Rappahannock.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nice relaxing walk !

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trail isn't in Pratt Park. As stated before it is actually 2 trails that make a 3.4 mile loop. Can be busy depending on the time of day you use it. Watch the bicyclists as they make wide turns when crossing bridges and entering the trail and they give no warning they are behind and passing you.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is actually two trails connected to make a loop trail. It is the Canal Path trail and Heritage trail combined to make a 3.4 mile paved trail. You can park down near the river and go west along the river, the heritage trail connects with Canal Path trail just under the bridge under Fall Hill Ave. Back at the end of the trail you cross two fairly busy streets to get back to the river.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Awesome ride

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Easy paved walking path through downtown Fredericksburg. For anyone bringing pets or small children, most of the path is not shaded by trees and there are a few foot bridges made of synthetic materials that looked like they got very hot (too hot for a dog's paws).

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Nice family walk with our dogs. The trail was very easy and loved how it is marked for both directions of foot, bike, runner traffic.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Great paved trail!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Paved and perfect for strollers. Also ice cream detour at Carl's.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

It great if it be rain in the around but I personally like going hiking in the woods.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Great trail for an every day kind of walk. Lots of paved area and this trail swings past the Rappahannock River and through down town Fredericksburg. Nice scenery and great history as well. The City is creating a bridge for easier access across Fall Hill Ave to extend the path and there are plenty of little animals down by the river to look at. This is a great trail for all seasons.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

This is a shady, paved and pleasant trail in along the river, which makes it nearly ideal. One must cross a road, which is the only interruption, but because it is located in a busy, historic area of Virginia, it's a minor price to pay.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Has been extended to ride along the river and back up fall hill avenue

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wonderful trail. Paved for cycling! Dog park on Route. Keystone Coffee shop at the end!

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