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Virginia is home to many off-road trails and rails-to-trails.  This section provides general information about some of these trail opportunities.  For additional information and maps, please contact the trail managers listed in our directory.

 

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Accotink Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
Blackwater Creek Natural Area Bikeway
Bluemont Junction Trail
Blue Ridge Rail Trail
Chessie Nature Trail
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Park Connector Bikeway
Fairfax Cross Country Trail
Guest River Gorge Trail
High Bridge Trail
Mount Vernon Trail
Monticello/Saunders Trail
New River Trail State Park
Park Connector Bikeway
Petersburg National Battlefield
Reddish Knob
Rivanna Trail
Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail
Tobacco Heritage Trail
Virginia Capital Trail
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

 


Northern Virginia Trails

Accotink Trail

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • boat rentals
  • carousel
  • In Fairfax Co.
  • 4 mile trail
  • gravel and asphalt surfaces
  • click here for contact information

Bluemont Junction Trail

 Mount Vernon Trail

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located 4.5 miles south of Alexandria
  • 17 mile trail
  • Click here for contact information

Fairfax County Cross County Trail

  • hiking, biking and mountain biking 
  • connects numerous parks along stream valley trails from Great Falls to Occoquan.
  • 40 mile trail
  • Both paved and stone dust surfaces.  
  • view 10 different maps of trail

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • Loudoun and Fairfax Counties
  • 45 mile trail
  • asphalt surface
  • parallel crushed stone treadway
  • Click here for contact information



Central Virginia Trails

Blackwater Creek Natural Area Bikeway

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • City of Lynchburg
  • 4 mile trail
  • asphalt surface
  • Click here for contact information.

High Bridge State Park

  • 31 miles long
  • hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.
  • Visit website for more information

Petersburg National Battlefield

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • paths branch off of the park's Seige Road
  • Contact the National Park Service website or (804) 732-3531 for more information.

Rivanna Trail

  • hike and bike opportunities
  • encircles City of Charlottesville
  • 2 miles paved at Riverview Park
  • 18 miles rustic along stream corridors
  • Contact the City of Charlottesville's Park & Trail Planner via email or 434-970-3656 for more information.

Monticello/Saunders Trail

Blue Ridge Rail Trail

Tobacco Heritage Trail

  • bike, hike and horseback ride opportunities
  • work in progress: eventual trail will be a 150 mile loop spanning 5 counties in Southern Virginia: Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Halifax, Lunenburg and Charlotte
  • currently 30 miles of off-road trail scattered throughout 4 counties
  • 5 miles of asphalt surface from South Hill to Brodnax, other surface is compact aggregate stone
  • Visit www.tobaccoheritagetrail.org for more information, or like "Tobacco Heritage Trail" on our Facebook page!

Virginia Capital Trail

  • paved pedestrian and bicycle trail
  • Connects the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor.
  • Visit http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/ for more info!



Shenandoah Valley Trails

Chessie Nature Trail

  • hike opportunities
  • Rockbridge County
  • 7.5 mile trail
  • crushed stone surface
  • Click here for contact information

Reddish Knob

  • biking and hiking opportunities
  • various trails connect to 3,000 ft overlook.
  • located in Augusta and Rockingham counties
  • For more information, contact the George Washington National Forest Dry River Ranger District at (540) 828-2591



Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands Trails

 Guest River Gorge Trail

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located in Wise and Scott counties
  • 5.8 miles
  • gravel surface
  • Click here for contact information.
New River Trail State Park
  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located in Pulaski, Carroll, Grayson and Wythe counties
  • 57 mile trail
  • original ballast surface
  • Click here for contact information.
Virginia Creeper Trail
  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located in Washington and Grayson counties
  • 34.1 mile trail
  • original ballast surface
  • Click here for contact information



Tidewater and Hampton Roads Trail

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Park Connector Bikeway

  • bike, horseback and hike opportunities
  • located in the City of Chesapeake
  • parallels Dismal Swamp Canal
  • 8.5-mile, two-way linear trail
  • asphalt surface (25' wide; old US Route 17)
  • Visit here for more information

Park Connector Bikeway

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located in the City of Virginia Beach
  • 4.9 mile trail to Mount Trashmore
  • asphalt surface
  • Click here for contact information

Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located in the City of Suffolk
  • currently 2.3 miles paved shared use path
  • follows the former Seaboard Coastal Railroad right-of-way 
  • part of the planned 41 mile South Hampton Roads Trail



Eastern Shore Trails

Assateague Island National Seashore

  • bike and hike opportunities
  • located on Assateague Island
  • 15 miles of trails
  • Click here for contact information
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
  • bike and hike opportunities
  • popular area amongst wildlife enthusiasts
  • Click here for contact information


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