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

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1 month 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!

Great hike. Definitely will be back in the near future.

Love hiking this trail.

I work in palmyra so its perfect for me to walk during lunch

hiking
6 months ago

Well maintained trails and a lot of them. We've been there three times and always go a different way.

Very nice trail with several shorter paths to cut through. Nice for dogs of all sizes. Also connected to a nice dog park area.

Good elevation changes. Well marked trail!

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.

Good trail. Decently marked with other trails that break off of the main loop. I didn't encounter any other people and only seen three box turtles.

So many trails, most fun I've had running in years

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I love this trail and I love this park. I rarely see any other people on the trail and if I do it's usually horseback riders on the weekends. I love that these trails are off leash for dogs. My dogs LOVE to run and explore and swim in the river. I wish there was a park like this near every city I have lived in

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Some reviewers are questioning the mileage. I think the mileage was about right if you did it all.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

It was a perfect day for hiking yesterday. Very enjoyable.

hiking
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.

Pros:
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.

Cons:
It's flat, which is kinda boring.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

it's not 7.7 out and back, it's about a 3 or 4 mile outer loop with inter twining trails.

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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