Well taken care of trail for exercise, strolling, easy grade, beautiful trees and scenery. About 2.5 miles one way if you go all the way to Monticello. The way back down is easy. Many beautiful walks included the secluded farm trails but they are rustic and not maintained like the main trail. Come early. Parking fills up fast on nice... 更多
Charlottesville is nestled in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet with loads of excellent hiking,biking and horse back riding trails in short driving distance but the "go-to" trail for regular exercise for many C-ville natives is the Saunders-Monticello Trail. The main trail is as wide as a single lane road and covered with a very thin layer... 更多
This is a fairly easy hike, about 2 miles each way. It takes you to Monticello . NO dogs are allowed on parts of the trail, so leave Fido at home. One of our favorite things to do while we are in C-ville
Suited me and my friend as a nice way to approach Monticello for a tour. We hiked on a chilly morning in December, and only saw about ten other people on the trail. I would classify it as easy to moderate. Just take your time, and stop and enjoy the viewpoints.
The trail is a two mile stretch that is open free to the public. If there's no parking down at the bottom (the area with the very small parking lot), one can drive up to Monticello where there's always plenty of free parking. It's a moderately challenging walk--depending on your age. Many of the trees are ID-ed for you, and... 更多
Pretty walk which is flat for the most part. Much of the crushed stone trail is accessible for people with dogs. Pretty views of the mountains and nice spots for a picnic or taking photos. No cost to hike the lower section of the trails. The trails near Monitcello do require an admission fee and do not allow dogs.