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Address: Charlottesville, VA
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Beautiful river to walk along!

Ate lunch at picnic/playground area south end of trail at Riverview Park. Popular place on a early weekday afternoon - lots of people with their dogs. Spent time walking the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martha S
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch at picnic/playground area south end of trail at Riverview Park. Popular place on a early weekday afternoon - lots of people with their dogs. Spent time walking the area, enjoying the scenic river, and talking to other visitors. Super weather in early May. Only hiked about 30 minutes so trail flat there.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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185 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trail mostly well marked but with some very challenging areas. If I'd been by myself I would have gotten lost. Not all junctions are marked. Also We got off the trail on the trail once on a false trail. Additionally, the sound of cars and homes just on the other side of the trees made the walk not as peaceful... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The weather had improved a bit with just gray skies and NO rain- so the Greenway was a great way to spend an hour or two on the trail. The walk takes you along the river and it was mildly busy with walkers, joggers and families with young children. Do take advantage of this great Charlottesville offering.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I LOVE running on the Rivanna Trail! I like the portion down by the river that goes under 250 to the park. When I used to live downtown, it was about 6 miles to the Riverside Park parking lot! I would always be about to die and then I hit the river and is just so serene. I highly recommend... More 

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Barton, New York
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Accessed a trailhead by the entrance to the new 5th Street Station. This is a good trail that takes you alongside the creek and is an oasis of green quiet amoungst the hustle and bustle of the busy roads. It appears that there are a variety of access points to add variety to your walk or run along the trail.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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164 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

There is a lot of variety on this system of trails and I've seen quite a bit, thanks to my son who lives in C'ville. The trails are scenic and we saw few people. The noise of traffic is present but that is expected on an urban trail. I'm looking forward to more hikes on my next trip to C'ville.

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Thank David B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Cville has an undeserved rep for being pretty, big on nature, etc. Yet, its only really pretty with the wealthy horse farms west of the city. Cville itself, not so much. Unless you like crowded streets and big box stores. Bike paths? Yeah right. Part of this trail has a bike path, which is nice enough. Not terribly long, just... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I'm not a fan of this trail - much prefer the Monticello trail. I feel unsafe. It's just not as nice as other trail systems I've been on.

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Bethany Beach
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136 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We spent 15 minutes driving around C'ville trying to find various entrances to the trail. We never found a marked parking lot or a marked trailhead, so it was unfortunate but we were unable to go for a walk on the trail. Maybe it is because we are from the northeast where these things are clearly marked.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This trail, which more or less circles Charlottesville, is an excellent idea, and many parts of it are both scenic and safe. There are a few sections that are a bit on the seedy side, particularly when it meanders under bridges and in some sections of the woods, where you pass what look like homeless villages. In those areas, even... More 

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