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Virginia National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in Virginia:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in Virginia: There are 851.60 miles of NRTs in Virginia and 34 trails!

Visit Virginia's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country


Virginia Bicycling and Mountain Biking


Virginia Equestrian Trails



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Virginia Greenways and Community Trails


Virginia Hiking Trails


    Wanderbirds Hiking Club, founded in 1934, is a non-profit, all volunteer club that organizes day hikes every Sunday, year round, for energetic folks in the Washington, DC area. You do not have to be a member of the Club to hike with us.

    Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club maintains 88 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Nelson, Amherst, Rockbridge, Botetourt, and Bedford counties, and maintains lots of good information:

    Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers maintains a section of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia:

    Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of 970 miles of trails, 30 shelters, and 23 cabins in VA, MD, WV, PA, and DC:

    Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club supports the Appalachian Trail and has information on hiking, trail maintenance, and club events:

    Along the Blue Ridge Parkway's 469 miles are over a hundred hiking trails; all are keyed to parkway mile markers with difficulty rating, length, and photos:

    American Volkssport Association sponsors year-round walking and hiking events in every state

Virginia Long-Distance Trails


    Appalachian Trail Conservancy provides resources and stewardship for the trail:

    Great Eastern Trail plans to link existing trails alongthe Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York:

Virginia Off-Highway Vehicle Trails


Virginia Rail Trails and Canal Trails


    Virginia rail-trails including maps, access points, and history from rails-to-trails books at

    For a locator map and detailed descriptions of rail trails in the Washington, D.C., area and a few others in PA, VA, MD, and WVa:

    Friends of the Huckleberry is dedicated to developing the Huckleberry Trail in Montgomery County:

    Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail support the 15.7 mile railtrail in King George County near Fredericksburg:

    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail runs 184 miles from Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River to Cumberland, Maryland.:

    Tobacco Heritage Trail is a system of long distance multi-use non-motorized trails following primarily abandoned rail corridors through Southside Virginia:

    Virginia Creeper Trail runs 34.3 miles from Abingdon, Virginia, to the Virginia-North Carolina border:

    Washington and Old Dominion 65-mile rail trail in suburban DC managed by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority:

    Friends of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail is a non-profit citizens organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and promotion of the trail:

Virginia Snow Trails


Virginia Waterway and Boating Trails



Virginia Statewide Advocacy and Resources


Virginia State Trails Program


Virginia Outdoor Recreation



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