Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Charlottesville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was more of a walking trail then a hike and the trial was very overgrown.

What a magical location.

Very well marked, very pleasant, loved this hike and would definitely go again.

The best trail.

A couple trees have fallen across trail, but in good shape. Gets narrow at top, and a good test for beginners!

trail is clearly marked, nice for a short, day hike. would definitely go again!

4 months ago

Good moderate hike but trails poorly marked and no real views

4 months ago

Good moderate hike but trails poorly marked and no real views

The trails are so well marked, it’s easy to combine for extra mileage, and fun to remember your color order(red,blue,red,purple, red, orange etc) nothing particularly challenging but it’s neat to see how different the vegetation can be on the different trails.

Trail running is prohibited at Ivy Creek. There are bird watching classes and kids programs. Trails are many and easily combined for a wide range of experience. Only limit is about 600 feet of elevation.

8 months ago

Well marked and beautiful trail. My pup loved it!

10 months ago

Nice shady trail - good hike during heat of summer.

My daughter and I hiked the red and dark purple peninsula trail as well as parts of the blue and light purple trails. We saw a fawn on the edge of North Field and a doe in the water on the red trail. We also saw 2 big black rat snakes as well as a Great Blue Heron, mallards and Canadian Geese. It was hot so I was surprised to see so much wildlife during the heat of the afternoon. Loved it here and will return.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great trail for dogs.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great trail

Friday, June 09, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The trails were well maintained and clearly mark. I enjoyed the hike in the trails.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

breath taking amazing views. Try starting out with the red trail, yellow, orange, then purple but really you need to experience all them, just get lost and when you don't know how to get out just look for the signs that lead you towards the field and you will connect back to parking

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Great for a mixed group and two (small/medium) dogs.

trail running
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Pretty fun but no views up top.

Monday, January 30, 2017

We walked this is no time with the kids who really enjoyed themselves everything was nice and had beautiful spots for pics. I enjoyed the history and the pamphlets provided. We saw four deers and four people walking at different times on the trail. We will do this one again.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Well maintained paths. Great for an hour or so walk on fairly easy trails.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Drove 20 minutes to get here only to find dogs were not allowed. What a bummer!

on Purple Trail

Monday, October 03, 2016

The red trail is a good challenging trail with many hills.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Excellent. Not many people!

Monday, July 25, 2016

This trail was well maintained and well marked. I enjoyed a summer morning hike on this trail. The scenery was good. Traffic was light and plenty of parking space.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Friday, May 27, 2016

I really enjoyed it. I went in early Spring when the trees were still barren and was surprised at the amount of wildlife I saw from birds of prey to wild turkeys and plenty of deer.

Saturday, March 05, 2016


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