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

Beautiful, especially the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Lucky for me it’s an easy trail- I’m really out of shape!

Short hike on one of the deadliest sites at the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg. On the easy side of moderate due to short length and gradual inclines. Interpretive signs help you imagine the battle on these grounds.

Not bad, easy to get to, a bit of traffic noise at places

A good one to go on during the colder months, though we didn't see much in the way of wildlife. Fairly easy.

It's more of a walk than a hike for sure. Lot's of history on and around the trail. There is actually a section of the original wall that the Confederates were behind when they were firing downhill. The trail allows you to access the cemetery that has many union headstones in it. Stop by the visitor's center located at the start of the trail. They have a short film to watch about the battle that took place there with information that you won't find in biased history books even though it is hard to deny the Confederate victory. There is a museum right beside the visitor center. The park rangers are also helpful and there is no entrance fee to either site.

a little overgrown and somewhat challenging to navigate the trail due to leaves covering the path. Still really enjoyed the trails. can't wait to come back in the spring

not too bad of a trail for my first hike. definitely looking forward to my next adventure

6 months ago

A great dirt trail along the river. There are a few places ideal to take a break and wade in the river or just sit on the larger rocks.

A lot of easy and flat but also some more technical sections with a couple of climbs.

Mostly bikers on narrow trail. Not an official trail. Not markers or signs (other than no trespassing).

Easy and scenic hiking for two amateurs. Missed most of the fall foliage but still beautiful.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Went on the Riverview trail which gets very narrow close to the water, but pretty views.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Overgrown and no views from what we seen. Everything was blocked from trees

Very disappointed. Came to hike today (Tuesday) only to find that the trail is CLOSED on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.

Lots of water access..lots of tree shade in late spring/early summer..fun hike, a bit on the easy side for us, there are some up and down slopes, not too strenuous..beautiful lake with running stream! Great time! Would recommend. (FYI the fishing bank trail was a bit muddy and narrow in spots)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Nicely marked, lots of shade, & access to the river.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wonderful time spent on the Rappahannock River Trail. We did the asphalt loop and then ventured off down the hard packed gravel road along side of the Virginia Outdoor Center to the trail head. We were able to squeeze out 10.42 miles in just a few hours and we didn't even hit all the trails. Very well maintained trails that we rode and enjoyed every moment! They had gotten a little rain the night before but it was manageable. Kudos to those who maintain this system because it's a gem! We'll be back...Thanks

Sunday, May 07, 2017


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fun trail. make sure to read other reviews on where to find the entrance but a nice trail to walk. Called for rain so very little traffic for us. Nice washed out rocks to sit on along the river. Def will be my local trail to hit on the reg.

Nice hiking trail.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great paved trail with opportunities to go off into unpaved trail areas. Beautiful views of the river on the south side of the bridge where the current is much stronger. Great trail my kids enjoy and the location is wonderful for families with Old Mill Park nearby.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Easy way to get away from it all as it's close to downtown. Very little incline unless you break into the woods at the far west end, so great for people with bad knees. Path will be mostly muddy with slight rain in area.

I've done this trail a handful of times and I love the sound of the river makes this feel like you're further away from town.

The trail has quite a few bikers and it gets narrow at times, so beware.

For the full experience, start out by parking in small parking lot at corner of Fall Hill and Normandy. There is a paved path that takes you under Fall Hill road where you can walk over to tubing/kayak company. Stay on gravel/dirt road on left side of those businesses for about a half mile with the canal water on your left. You will go through some gates made of one bar and hit the trail portion at a circular clearing.

trail running
Sunday, January 01, 2017

A very nice trail for a quick 8 mile run!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Enjoy this trail!!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Absolutely LOVE these trails! Myself and my husband have been running these trails for years and there are far more than the 8 miles of trails listed. These trails are the very best is the Fredericksburg area, there are nice easy trails for beginners along the river, and much harder trails with good incline throughout the trails by simply heading "left" off the main river trail. I'm pretty sure this All Trails website is incorrect though, pretty certain these trails are not horse friendly... I wish they were!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Very clean and safe, lots of bikes and people. Interesting geocaches and lots of birds

So romantic at around 9am. Very quiet and peaceful and not at all very crowded. The trails were actually pretty easy with a few steep hills. They are marked very well by color. The property also has many areas to sit and enjoy nature, it seems prefect for bird watchers.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Fantastic running trail! Super tough on some of the uphill portions but great views. Definitely watch out for bicycles.

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