Ivy Creek Natural Area Trails

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Ivy Creek Natural Area Trails is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

My daughter and I hiked the red and dark purple peninsula trail as well as parts of the blue and light purple trails. We saw a fawn on the edge of North Field and a doe in the water on the red trail. We also saw 2 big black rat snakes as well as a Great Blue Heron, mallards and Canadian Geese. It was hot so I was surprised to see so much wildlife during the heat of the afternoon. Loved it here and will return.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The trails were well maintained and clearly mark. I enjoyed the hike in the trails.

4 months ago

breath taking amazing views. Try starting out with the red trail, yellow, orange, then purple but really you need to experience all them, just get lost and when you don't know how to get out just look for the signs that lead you towards the field and you will connect back to parking

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

We walked this is no time with the kids who really enjoyed themselves everything was nice and had beautiful spots for pics. I enjoyed the history and the pamphlets provided. We saw four deers and four people walking at different times on the trail. We will do this one again.

7 months ago

Well maintained paths. Great for an hour or so walk on fairly easy trails.

7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago