James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail

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James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Reedy Creek parking area is on Riverside Drive at Hillcrest Road.

20 minutes ago

hiking
4 days ago

7 days ago

Beautiful morning for a hike around the James River.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail did the entire trail got in some great cardio skill levels are marked on the trail if you want to add some difficulty didn't like the markings for directions after the bridge by the boulevard kinda got lost but otherwise great

20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for hiking just be careful to lookout for bikers and be sure to avoid the poison ivy!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Good for jogging and mountain biking.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail right in the middle of the city! Can get a little crowded on the weekends and bikers need to be careful. You will occasionally run into an off-leash dog. As a biker and dog lover I would hate to cause any harm so I try to nicely ask the owner to leash their pup. Buttermilk west of Reedy Creek is probably the most technical part of the trail and a ton of fun!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Excellent trail. Kid friendly. Took 6 walking kids ages 5,6,9,10,10 & 12 and 1 toddler in a Ergo baby carrier. Can't wait to do it again.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail for the kids, near cows, along fields and to the James River overlook where the children were able to rest on a bench before heading back.

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago