Rivanna Trails

Events

Trail maintenance work parties occur the second Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00. 

Our gathering point for work parties is at the RTF equipment shed at 2030 Morton Drive, near the Meadowcreek Gardens and behind Bodo's and the English Inn (see map). We usually meet at the tool shed at 8:45 and carpool to the work site, but contact the work party leader if you want to go directly to the project or plan on being late.

We have tools, but bring shears or clippers if you have them. Everyone is welcome! We are happy to have groups participate in our work parties, but please contact us ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly.

General questions? Contact Jeff Wilbur at klondike4@aol.com.




Upcoming events

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    In honor of National Trails Day, we will have a special 'second' work party in June. We will be joining forces with the City to continue work on the new trails at the Ragged Mountain Reservoir. We will post details later about where to meet--it may not be at the usual site of the RTF tool shed.

    June 3 is also Clean the Bay Day, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. While the RTF will not be participating formally, there are a number of events in the Rivanna rivershed sponsored jointly with The Nature Conservancy that would welcome your support.
    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party, when we will be rerouting a deteriorated section of the trail on Observatory Hill--the work we had hoped to do in May before rainy weather forced a cancellation. Joining forces with CAMBC, we'll be clearing vegetation along the new alignment, preparing the trail surface, and closing off the current path.

    As always, we will meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive and carpool from there. Contact Amy & Stuart Ferguson with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.
    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.
    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rivanna Trail trailhead in Riverview Park
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    Registration is closed
    Join us for our 16th annual hike around the City on the Rivanna Trail! Check back in late September for confirmation of the date and for registration.
    • Approximate distance: ~ 19 miles.
    • Approximate hiking time: approximately 8 hours. This is variable due to rest stops and hiking speeds. We are not out to set any time record, but will keep a steady pace.
    • We hike around the City in counterclockwise direction, using road walks and detours where necessary. We will have some wet crossings, so participants will want to bring a pair of water-safe shoes or sandals.
    • Start: Riverview Park is located at the eastern end of Chesapeake Street. We leave promptly at 6:30 AM.
    • What to bring: boots or sturdy shoes; clothes appropriate for “urban wilderness” hiking and for weather conditions; stream crossing shoes or sandals; water; snacks; personal needs.
    • Important note: This is a strenuous hike. Be sure you build up your endurance and break in your boots before hike day.
    • How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
    • We'll send out more details to registrants the week before the hike.
    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.
    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    Contact work party leader with any questions, or if you want to meet the group at the work site.