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Charlottesville Parks and Recreation maintains a variety of trails in the City. Multi use trails exist at Riverview Park (and upstream along the Rivanna river), Meade Park, at Schenk’s Greenway, Mcintire Park, John Warner Parkway, and at Forest Hills Park. Nature trails exist in the woods of many City parks and alongside creeks. Each trail is described in detail below, or you can view the overall Map of City trails. (reprinted from the City of Charlottesville website)
If you love nature and the outdoors, the Saunders-Monticello Trail is for you! With native hardwood forest, deep ravines and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trail winds its way toward Monticello and back in a very manageable four miles. A maximum grade of 5% keeps it completely accessible to walkers, cyclists and those in wheelchairs. (reprinted from the Monticello website)
A network of more than 7 miles of walking trails, designed and maintained by the Ivy Creek Foundation, leaves large areas of natural habitat undisturbed. The 1.5 mile Central Red Trail leads to and from the parking lot and barn. All other trails are off the Red Trail. A ¾ mile paved trail is provided for visitors with special needs. Pick up a free trail map at the information kiosk, which is just north of the parking lot. (reprinted from the Ivy Creek Foundation website)
The Rivanna Trail Loop circumnavigates the City of Charlottesville in various sections that are described at the website of the Rivanna Trails Foundation. The website has interactive maps and maps that can be downloaded. You can do the entire loop or chose sections to explore in and around Charlottesville.