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2022 Loop de Ville - Full Hike

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Rivanna River Company, behind 1518 E High St


  • Hike of the main Rivanna Trail loop only. Does NOT include admission to the Rivanna Roots concert afterwards.
  • Hike of the main Rivanna Trail loop, with free admission to the Rivanna Roots concert afterwards.

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Join us for our annual hike around the City on the Rivanna Trail! September 24 is National Public Lands day, and to celebrate the Rivanna Trail's 30th anniversary we have a full weekend of events planned. We have a limited number of free tickets to Saturday's Rivanna Roots concert available to Full Hike participants - select the "Full Hike + Rivanna Roots" option if you wish to attend the concert afterwards.

In addition to a full loop hike, we're offering a family-friendly short walk, cycling and running options, and other special events. (Check the event overview for details of the other trail options and events.)

  • Distance: ~ 20 miles.
  • Hiking time: approximately 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 a counterclockwise direction, using road walks and detours where necessary.
  • Start: The Rivanna River Company is located behind the Pie Chest & Lone Light Coffee (1518 E High St). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the RTF tent promptly at 8:00AM.
  • Finish: We'll end at the Rivanna River Company about 5:00, in time for the Rivanna Roots concert. The hike is free, but admission to the concert is $12 in advance or $15 on-site -- but we will comp admission for the first 25 people who register for the full hike! Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site starting at 5:00, with the concert beginning at 6:00.
  • 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. There are a number of rock-hops and smaller streams to cross, so participants may want to bring a pair of water-safe shoes or sandals.
  • Important note: This is a strenuous hike--not technically difficult, but it's a long day. We will have a number of volunteers in our hiking group, and over the course of the day may fall into faster and slower groups, but assess your endurance and break in your boots before the 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.