Riprap Trail

MODERATE 81 reviews
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Riprap Trail is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2217 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Fun hike. We did it clockwise so we hiked the AT & Widcat Ridge portion first. This section was mostly uphill but at a very gradual ascent. There wasn't much to see or do and the trail was very narrow (throughout the entire hike). None the less it was a nice hike through the woods (we went clockwise to do this part first and save the waterhole and views for the end). We did pass some hikers that encountered a bear and a rattlesnake not far from we were but we didn't see either. The swimming hole was refreshing on the hot day and the view points were a nice place to chill for awhile. Some steep uphill climbs to get to those views but it was worth it.

12 days ago

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1 month ago

even my kids made it to water hole and back

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Views, stream crossings, swimming hole, dog-friendly, well marked, what's not to love?

2 months ago

Walked this trail in april. Trail was moderate . At summit you reach rocks that you can sit out on and get a great view from. Wasnt anyone on trail when we were there. Very enjoyable trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is gorgeous! Went for a mid-day hike, began at noon and finished around 5:30-6:00. We went left at the trailhead and enjoyed the gentle hills for the first stretch of the trail. When we turned right onto (wildcat?) trail, the descent became much steeper and we were met with a beautiful creek at the foot of the mountain. The creek is perfect for cooling one's feet and filling up water bottles (I am not condoning this practice but a through hiker told us it was a good spot to rehydrate). The trail continues alongside the creek for a few miles and the views are extraordinary. The swimming hole is crystal clear and FREEZING, but we jumped in nonetheless. The final ascent is moderately steep, but the multiple overlooks along the way kept my group motivated. It is rather windy at the top so bring a sweatshirt for optimal warmth while enjoying the views. From the final overlook it was a bit over a mile back to the trailhead. HIGHLY recommend this hike for any group of moderately fit hikers.

2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Strenuous, great diversity of creekside hiking to views of the valley. A decent amount of elevation gain/loss, so strap up and grip it and rip it!