Riverwalk Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Riverwalk Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Danville, 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A well-maintained, mostly tree-lined, paved trail which runs along the Dan River. Scenic and historic. Great for kids. Accessible from multiple points, portions of it are close to major roads and amenities. Restrooms near each trailhead. The paved path is designed for use by walkers, bikers, inline skaters, dog walkers and others. From this path, you can connect to woodland trails and facilities at Dan Daniel Memorial Park and Anglers Parks, the Carrington Pavilion, the Danville Science Center and historic downtown Danville. The Riverwalk and mountain bike trail systems host a myriad of trail events to include bike races, trail runs, charity walks, marathons, canine events and environmental education activities as well as park special events.

hiking
16 days ago

walking
3 months ago

I walk and jog this trail often. It is wide and paved with no real steep inclines. There are water fountains and restrooms located near the Danville Public Works building, and further down near the Dan Daniel Memorial Park. The trail is fairly well-maintained. You will experience wildlife on this trail: Canadian geese, ducks, turtles and tortoises, black vultures, buzzards, and in warmer weather you can expect to see a snake here and there. This is a very easy trail to walk or bike.

4 months ago

It would be a better trail if people stopped littering, vandalizing the bridges and overlooks with childish graffiti and picked up their dog's poop when he takes a dump in the middle of the pathway.

walking
8 months ago

A 7.5 mile scenic pathway that follows the north bank of the Dan River. The trail passes through parks and by several bridges, one of which (an old restored railroad bridge) connects to historic downtown Danville (the last capital of the Confederate States of America after Richmond fell). I started my enjoyable walk in Dan Daniel Memorial Park and traveled west for almost two miles before returning. It is also a great trail for bird watching by the river. I saw lots of geese and ducks along the way.

walking
8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Great walking trail with nice attractions in the science center area. Nice views along the Dan River, wildlife etc.

walking
10 months ago

11 months ago

The is a nice easy walk, job or bike for anyone. There is plenty of shade and pretty views of the Dan River. I'm

road biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

It was a nice ride and nice Scenery would love to do it on a cooler day.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Nice walk along the Dan River. It's also a nice trail to ride your bike. Beautiful areas for picture taking.

hiking
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

walking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013