Rivanna River Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Rivanna River Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Charlottesville, 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
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

hiking
16 days ago

walking
17 days ago

Great little walk! If you take Barry Fleming's advice and park at the VFW you'll go down a little trail with a Rugby field at the bottom. If you were to take a left at this point, there's a beautiful section of the trail that is unpaved with gorgeous views of the river (prettier than anything you'd see on the paved part, IMHO). Unfortunately, the trail/hiking part ends after roughly a half mile. There is an option to follow signs to continue the hike (and we followed them up a hill, and along a barbed wire fence), but lost sight of the trail upon entering a residential neighborhood, and turned around). All around, great little journey for beginners! My wife and I were able to do this with 4 kids aged 2-8!

hiking
18 days ago

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Scenic peaceful 4.2 mile walk. Southern section prettier than the northern. We started north end and had trouble finding access as we saw no signs. Directions on here took us couple hundred yards too far north into a residential neighborhood. Park at the VFW as you can access trail from either end of parking lot via athletic field. All paved and flat.

walking
11 months ago

Not bad for an in town scenic walk along the river.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

One of my favorites for a nice easy trek without having to leave town.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Varied terrain for hiking and trail running. Saw a mountain biker enjoying the trail as well.