Category Archives: Trails near Charlottesville

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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Shenandoah trail run/hike

Appalachian Trail/Riprap Trail/Wildcat Ridge Trail Loop Saturday, Rebecca and I headed back up to the mountains to do some trail running on one of our favorite loops in Shenandoah National Park. We parked at Wildcat Ridge Parking area (Skyline Drive … Continue reading

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Hike to Spy Rock

My friend Rebecca was in town for a few days and she wanted to spend as much time as possible in the mountains. We decided to hike up to Spy Rock first.  She had walked right past the overlook without stopping … Continue reading

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Old Rag Hike

There is one good thing about not training for a fall marathon. I have the time and energy to get in some fall hiking. I’m really trying to stay positive about this whole not running thing. It was 35 degrees … Continue reading

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Ivy Creek Natural Area

Distance: ~7 miles of trails Walking: yes Running: no Biking: no Dogs: no Kid-Friendly: yes Wheelchair/stroller accessible: education/barn, yes; trails, no Fee: free http://ivycreekfoundation.org/ivycreek.html Ivy Creek is a natural area, so no dogs are allowed. Running is also not permitted. … Continue reading

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Preddy Creek Trail Park

Distance: ~10 miles of trails Walking: yes Running: yes Biking: yes, mountain Dogs: yes, on a leash Kid-friendly: yes (no playground, though) Wheelchair/stroller accessible: no Fee: free Check out the county website. Take a virtual tour. It took me a … Continue reading

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