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Best outdoor venue in town

Stroller, bike, feet, dogs, anything goes for great exercise and nature study, etc. Close to where... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nora C
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Great trail!

We love walking on this trail. Much of it is shaded, you get to walk over the bridge and see a... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Jefferson St., Lynchburg, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stroller, bike, feet, dogs, anything goes for great exercise and nature study, etc. Close to where most folks live. Watch popular times as parking can be a trick at access points.

Thank Nora C
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We love walking on this trail. Much of it is shaded, you get to walk over the bridge and see a great view of the James and the downtown skyline, and you can get your picture taken in front of the LOVE sign in Lynchburg!

Thank 444traveltheworld
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Safe, easy trails. You can go off trail to river if you want. Great for biking, walking, jogging. Cool things to see along the way. Love the “locks” display. Family and pet friendly.

Thank Carol A
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Love this trail and being able to spend time together. We take a walk here ever few weeks and its always nice seeing all the people that are out and about. Plus, we put a lock on the bridge and over the years more and...More

Thank TakeMoreAdventures
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Winding through the back on the old downtown it show a very interesting part of the cities history through the old buildings.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Nice well maintained trails, do not recommend going after dark. Pet friendly. A mix of sun and shade, places to sit in certain areas. Some places along the trail have places you can walk down to the river. Great place to have picnic as well.

1  Thank Tarheelchick74
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This trail is great for walker, runners, bikers - great to explore the James River by the extensive path.

Thank Megan M
Reviewed February 27, 2018

We only were on a short portion of the trail. We got to witness the reality of the sign that says, "This is a live track". A local freight came right up and parked a for a while. We only walked the trail as we...More

Thank Christian U
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is a beautiful, paved walking, bicycle trail that crosses over the James River on an old railroad bridge and leads you onto an island in the middle of the river. Trees abound so there is plenty of shade. Very peaceful and enjoyable. A perfect...More

2  Thank bytheway1
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I love to go jogging here with my daughter. The path is safe and open and great for biking as well. If you want a nice place for just a casual walk I highly recommend the scenery on the trail

Thank Donn H
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August 21, 2018|
Response from Carol A | Reviewed this property |
It is up near Amazement Square and Depot Grille. There is also a skateboard park near there as well.
April 9, 2017|
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Response from BigAlRebel | Reviewed this property |
There is a bike rental and it was down the hill from the Craddock Terry Hotel.
Ellen F
June 11, 2016|
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Response from catyoga | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Bikes unlimited is where we rented. Right on the trail downtown. Good service and value!