Scheier Natural Area Trails

EASY 10 reviews

Scheier Natural Area Trails is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Palmyra, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles
183 feet

kid friendly


nature trips



no dogs

nature trips
3 months ago

I used to come here quite a bit with my pups. They have nicely maintained, simple trail loops. Recently they’ve changed their policy allowing dogs so I won’t be returning anymore. I’m sure it would be a nice place to take children!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nicely maintained trails with plenty of shade. Like many others, we had this trail to ourselves on a beautiful summer day. Ponds are a little grown up at the current time. Will be returning again in the fall.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nice easy 3 mile trail that is less than 2 miles from my home. Haven't met anyone on the trail and rarely see cars in the lot when I drive by. This won't challenge anyone but I like it because it's so close to home.

Friday, December 18, 2015

First hike in my new area! It's Scheier Natural Area, a 35 minute drive South from Charlottesville.

The drive is beautiful.
It's flat, which is nice for deconditioned people like me. It could also be good for sprints.
There are two loop options, 3 miles and 1.5 miles.
There are no other people here, so it would be a great place to walk a dog off leash.
It runs beside a stream. There is also an offshoot that has a picnic area overlooking three man made ponds.

It's flat, which is kinda boring.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I have hiked this trail many times. I have never encountered other hikers on the trail. One of the interesting features on this trail is across the road from the parking area - a series of connected terraced ponds that overflow from one to the next. This is a good trail for beginners.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016