Category Archives: Trails near Charlottesville

Devil’s Marbleyard hike and camping trip

This year, my sister, dad and I celebrated father’s day with a weekend of camping (at Cave Mountain Lake Campground) and a hike to Devil’s Marbleyard. We met up at the campground Friday night, grilled some burgers and hung out around the … Continue reading

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Riverview Park

As a runner, I like Riverview Park because it provides access to the Greenbelt Trail, which is a two mile long paved (and mostly flat!) section of the Rivanna Trail. You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Hike to Sherando Lake

Distance: ~3.5 miles each way Park at the White Rock Gap parking area at mile 18.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you are coming from Charlottesville, it will be on your right. Take the White Rock Trail, which is … Continue reading

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Long Run at Sugar Hollow

Kurt and I didn’t run the Varmint this year. Neither of us were feeling up to the three and a half hour (each way) drive. I was happy not to be spending so much time in the car, but a … Continue reading

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Sugar Hollow Trail Run

My plan was to run up the North Fork Moormans River Trail for about 4 miles and turn around, stopping for a swim in Snake Hole on the way back. I parked in the lower parking lot, which meant a … Continue reading

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Hike to Snake Hole

Hiking Distance: .8 miles each way (.4 if you park at the upper parking lot) *UPDATE: as of July 18th, 2015 the road to the upper parking lot is (temporarily?) closed. Snake Hole is a great place to cool off … Continue reading

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Trail Run in Shenandoah National Park

My next race (Varmint Half Marathon) is a hilly road race. In the past, I would have chosen a comparable route for my long run this weekend. I usually try to simulate race conditions as closely as possible. This makes … Continue reading

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