Ritchie Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hot Springs, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 692 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching





1 month ago

An enjoyable easy trail through the forest with limited winter views that ends at The Homestead Resort. Be sure to start the hike on RT. 618 and follow the BLUE wooden arrows as this trail may seem obvious in most places, but gets dicey about 1.5 miles when there is a split; take the higher Trail in the left and continue to the end no matter what your AllTrails GPS may say. The trail is nice, wide and not rocky. It may be swampy in some spots depending on recent rainfall. An excellent trail for a leashed dog.

Wed Jul 18 2018

Trail is in good shape and not overgrown. No views but a nice shady easy hike.