Tobacco Heritage Trail: La Crosse to Lawrenceville

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La Crosse, Virginia

Tobacco Heritage Trail: La Crosse to Lawrenceville is a 16.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near La Crosse, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length16.9 miElevation gain442 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestPartially pavedRails trailsRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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Surrounded by unspoiled woods, tobacco farms that have been passed from one generation to the next and homey little towns, the Tobacco Heritage Trail is a path to your outdoor recreation and relaxation. Explore the natural resources of this Southern Virginia rail-trail on horse, bicycle, or foot and journey back to the history and culture of a simpler time.

Lots of parking

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Joseph Vaughan
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Mountain biking

Nice trail, but not as rewarding as some. Though long, the trail visually looks like an easy ride. However, the sandy base turns this path into a deceptively moderate level ride. We parked at the mid-way point at Evans Creek Trailhead. The ride was quiet and very peace with rest areas and even toilets along the way. About four miles in cycling toward Lawrenceville, pedal resistance and monotony of a flat straight route, made us turn back to cycle the Brodnax to the west. Sadly that direction mirrored the same conditions as the first. Scenery created a real feeling of what must be been like to travel the rail around late 1800's and after.

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Jeanne Hecht
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Hiking

Nice walk and hardly anyone on it.

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Jeanne Hecht
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Hiking

Great hike

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Stephen Ward
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Road bikingGreat!

Plenty of solitude when we rode in November. Many long stretches without cross roads.

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Bryan Stevenson
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Mountain bikingGreat!

We went on Election Day and it was amazing. Much better than watching cable news all day. The trail is well kept with plenty of restrooms and picnic tables along the way. The first 5 or 6 miles of paved trail is mostly downhill and really easy. It turns to hard packed gravel and flattens out for a few miles, and then turns slightly uphill for a few miles. The younger kids, ~10 years old, slowed down on this portion, but they made it. Overall it's about a 250 drop in elevation going from La Crosse to Lawrenceville, so for a one-way trip this is perfect. We had two cars so we parked one at each end, and then transported back and forth a couple of times to get all the bikes loaded up. It's about a 20 minute drive between La Crosse and Lawrenceville. No ride sharing available, so this was the best option for us. We only saw a few people on the trail. It was a great day trip, and we will definitely do it again.

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Maria Guyos
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Kathleen Whittle
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Karoline Nelson
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Hiking

Nice trail, we did a piece of it from the regional airport road heading east for a couple of miles. Actually goes along a street road for a section, so seems more fun on a bike than on foot. And since it was a hot day, we were eager to find more shade than we could in that section. First part was paved, then the actually street road, and then we went in to a soft trail. It was lovely; our only problem was ticks!

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Raymond McKim
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Hiking

This is a really nice well taken care of trail that is not hard at all. It’s longer than normal trails but not hard whatsoever.

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Alex B
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Mountain biking

This trail was fun to ride because it was empty. Started in La Crosse and cycled to Lawrenceville in 90 minutes or so. There's a gas station there if you need some food. Lawrenceville part of trail (last mile or two) is a bit run down and not much to see. Cycled back to La Crosse the way I came. Didn't see anyone on the trail in over 3 hours which is a welcome change from the busy trails near Raleigh. Several rest rooms along the way - very well kept for such a quiet trail. Was riding 2 inch tires which had no problems with some of the softer conditions (of which there were only a few).

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Sam Brandt
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Walking

This is a great trail for running and biking! The trail is long and flat. When you come to the trailhead make a right that the longer portion of the trail the left side only 2 Miles.

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Jennifer Larimore
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Running
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Beautiful running path. Several outhouse bathrooms, picnic tables, and strong sturdy bridges. My dogs loved it! Nice wide gravel path with beautiful forest all around. A good way to get lots of miles without having to run in the city.

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Hannah Whitley
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Joseph Vaughan
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Lauren Murller
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Ellie Alered
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M B
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Myra Winfield
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Road biking
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Patricia Babbitt
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Hiking
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Leonard Mottley
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Leonard Mottley
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Mike Euker
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deorey schneider
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Carl Gouaux
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Cooper Hatch
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Adam Foreman
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Leonard Mottley
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Steve Luteman
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Raymond McKim
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Raymond McKim
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