There are some great new trails north of the Belvedere neighborhood.
From Rio Road East, turn onto Belvedere Drive (located just east of the railroad tracks). Go through two roundabouts, the first of which has new homes near it. Continue straight ahead on a gravel road until you see a dirt road going downhill to the RIGHT. If you’re in a car, turn and park here. Walk down the dirt road to a clump of huge oak trees. Near the oaks, to the RIGHT, there’s a trail that leads to the trails in the Dunlora neighborhood that we built on National Trails Day 2008. STRAIGHT AHEAD is the new trail that is part of the new Belvedere development. This trail goes downhill, bends left to the north, follows the edge of fields and forest, crosses a small stream, and continues through forest with views of the Rivanna River all the way to a high railroad trestle. We do NOT have permission to cross under the tracks or to walk beyond them. Please stay on the trail, and respect the rights of private landowners.
The RTF gives a big thanks to Stonehaus Builders for their cooperation and dedication to trails as an important community resource.