Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trail

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Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

7.3 miles 1361 feet Loop

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Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trails is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

hiking
1 day ago

Trails not marked very well

hiking
8 days ago

Great views of the reservoir and lovely forest make this loop close to downtown Charlottesville one of the best and a surprising gem when wildflowers are blooming. Highly recommended. Also no need to hike up to Roundtop if you just want to do the loop.

hiking
8 days ago

Very nice.

15 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy to moderate loop. Muddy, and all trails have not been completed but easy to find your way around. Beautifully redone since it reopened. Floating bridge is nice. Land bridge that used to be there doesn't exist anymore.

3 months ago

hiking
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trail running
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I hiked a complete loop included the Round Top and the trails on the far side of the floating bridge on this Ragged Mountain Nature Area. The trails on the far side are not yet complete so they are rough and some are non existing, but I was able to hike and completed the loop in three and a half hour for a total distance of 7.3 miles and elevation of 1099 ft. I felt good after I complete the loop but it was quite challenging.

9 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

Have not hiked it. Posting because this is an inaccurate description. TRAIL IS NOT DOG FRIENDLY ACCORDING TO CITY WEBSITE.

1 year ago

A nice trail, although incomplete. If you take the shorter route along the south of the lake, you can get to a spit that has some nice rocks for bouldering. This trail is challenging, and it may become one of my favorites once the loop is complete!

hiking
1 year ago

The loop for this trail is not quite complete and some of the trails are not sufficiently marked. However, this is a nice hiking trail with lovely scenery and good elevation changes. Round Top trail is 919 feet and puts the heart to good use. We hiked in February and there were very few others on the trail so it was very quiet. We loved the wood carving totems that we came across as you get further into the hike. Fun.

1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

incomplete trail loop, currently 'out and back' but it does connect with the boar head trail. Fall leaves over rocks in trail are a hazard for trail running

hiking
1 year ago

A nice hike, not too crowded and not too difficult. Really pleasant in light rain if you dress appropriately for the weather.