RivannA Trails Foundation

The mission of the Rivanna Trails Foundation is to promote, create, and protect pathways, trails, and greenways in the Rivanna River Watershed that connect communities and people to one another and to nature.

We are a volunteer organization supported solely by tax-deductible contributions, and believe that community-wide trails serve as a resource for nature-related recreation, environmental education, and human-powered transportation.

Support the Three Notched Trail



Three Notched Trail is a 25-mile car-free trail proposed to run from Charlottesville to Afton Mountain -- and someday be a key link connecting the Capital Trail in Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley. The next step is a feasibility study, for which VDOT has already offered funding. Please voice your support encouraging the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to proceed with a VDOT-funded feasibility study of the proposed trail.

Click Here to Sign the Petition

The Rivanna Trails exist thanks to generous landowners and the work of many willing volunteers.
Never underestimate what a few volunteers can do.


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