We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number:
+1 434-923-9022
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The great outdoors

I enjoy getting out and walking the trails. I love seeing what nature and taking in the fresh air. Going on these trails are great for everyone and good exercise. Get out and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
Charles H
,
Wytheville, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 38: English reviews
Wytheville, Virginia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I enjoy getting out and walking the trails. I love seeing what nature and taking in the fresh air. Going on these trails are great for everyone and good exercise. Get out and enjoy it.

Helpful?
Thank Charles H
Virginia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Good views and different terrain on this trail. Well traveled - you will see plenty of people. We enjoyed our walk. There is also a playground area.

Helpful?
Thank carolinacalm
Boynton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

The trail is pretty, although not well maintained. With many leaves on the ground in the fall, it was difficult to spot roots and rocks waiting to trip you up. You also have to watch out for people playing "frisbee golf" and throwing frisbees across the path. Sadly, for us dog lovers, walking dogs requires that you de-tick yourself and... More 

Helpful?
Thank HotInFL
Staunton, Virginia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Walked it several times. Nice escape from the city. Can be alone there. Check it out in spring time !

Helpful?
Thank Stephen P
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Rivanna Trails are an eclectic assortment of trails, from wide paths to cow path. The scenery along these trails, however, can't be beat, and especially so from Riverview Park (2 miles East of the downtown mall - just follow E. Market then left on Riverside Ave). Families, bicyclists, runners and dog walkers all enjoy this paved portion of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank LyloNStitch
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The Rivanna Trail offers enough versatility that you can use it to train for a marathon or teach your kids to ride their bikes.

Helpful?
1 Thank gamblefamilytravel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Our kids loved the paved sections and going into the woods. Great flora and fauna but watch the edge! Wear sturdy shoes if you go off path.

Helpful?
Thank Sunita N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

These trails are within the city limits and offer an opportunity to have some nice outdoor activities. We didn't get to raft as we were not prepared with inter tubes or rafts BUT we enjoyed biking and walking the trails. A good place to take your dog to exercise!

Helpful?
Thank GordonFScott
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Beautiful walk along the river...many birds to see including woodpecker and blue heron! I wish I went back to a different section of this trail another day.

Helpful?
1 Thank Fran C
Missoula, Montana
Level Contributor
135 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

This roughly connect loop trail around the city provides interesting perspectives on places where most people stay tied to their cars. On this visit, we walked from the Meadow Creek Community Gardens to the north end of the stretch of Meadow Creek near Brandywine Drive. Our starting point near Bodo's Bagels and the English Inn on Morton Drive was not... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank A_Saunterer

Travellers who viewed Rivanna Trails also viewed

 

Been to Rivanna Trails? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rivanna Trails and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Worcester, MA
over a year ago
2 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Rivanna Trails staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?