The Rivanna Trail Loop comprises various trails that all weave together to encircle the city of Charlottesville. Despite their overall union, each section of the trail promises slightly different sights and experiences to the runners and hikers who choose to traverse them.
The section that traverses Riverview Park to the Free Bridge is a scenic, flat, paved path perfect for jogging or strolling, but only during the daylight hours, since this trail doesn't have any lighting. This part of the trail feeds right into a forest spliced by a gurgling creek.
Cross footbridges, meander through meadows, experience the majesty of chestnut oak trees—the Rivanna Trails eventually make their way through and across all of these, as well as many other scenes. Spend an afternoon exploring, or go for a quick stroll to get a taste of what they have to offer.