Best trails in Charlottesville

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Looking for a great trail near Charlottesville, Virginia? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Powhatan State Park or James River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ragged Mountain Natural Area or Ivy Creek Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Charlottesville ranging from 0.9 to 4.4 miles and from 380 to 977 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Charlottesville
Top trails (16)
#1 - Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trail
Ragged Mountain Natural Area
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#2 - Ivy Creek Park Red, Yellow and Green Trails
Ivy Creek Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Ivy Creek Park Red, Yellow and Green Trails is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers Show more
#3 - Rivanna River Trail
Darden Towe Memorial Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Rivanna River Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily 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 actiShow more
#4 - Hartman Orchard and Mountain Trail Loop
Kemper Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
One of the trails at Kemper Park of Monticello. This is off of the main Saunders-Monticello Trail. Show more
#5 - Jungle, Luke's, Wilkins Way, and Chimney Loop
Walnut Creek Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Jungle, Luke's, Wilkins Way, and Chimney Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#6 - Running Cedar Loop
Chris Green Lake Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 39 m
Running Cedar Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#7 - Ivy Creek Park Orange, Peninsula and Red Trail
Ivy Creek Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Ivy Creek Park Orange, Peninsula and Red Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#8 - Rivanna Trail
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Rivanna Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#9 - Round Top
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Round Top is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and natureShow more
#10 - The Blue Wheel
Walnut Creek Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
The Blue Wheel is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlottesville, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
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