Rivanna Trails

2021 Loop de Ville

  • 23 Oct 2021
  • 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Rivanna Trail trailhead in Riverview Park
  • 30


Registration is closed
Join us for our 20th annual hike around the City on the Rivanna Trail! Registration opens for RTF members on September 15, and on October 1 for the general public.
  • Distance: ~ 20 miles.
  • Hiking time: approximately 8-9 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. There is a new bridge at Woolen Mills, but we still have some rock-hops and smaller streams to cross, so participants may 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--not technically difficult, but it's a long day. Be sure you build up your endurance and break in your boots before hike day.
  • By registering for this hike, you:

    • Acknowledge having read the above hike description.
    • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
    • ŸAssume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
    • ŸAttest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.
  • How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
  • We'll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the hike.