Local Trails

Preddy Creek 

Preddy Creek is situated on 571 acres of wilderness north east of Charlottesville. Preddy Creek has 16 miles of multipurpose trail used by hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Trails are well marked, and following the Preddy Creek Outer Loop will get you back to the parking lot. Preddy caters to cyclists, runners, and hikers of varying skill levels, from beginner to advanced. 

Blue Ridge School

Blue Ridge School is a private boarding school that has graciously opened their trail system to the public. There is a waiver that needs to be signed to access the trails. Public parking is in the large gravel lot outside of the school. Please stay on the trails and do not go onto the main campus.
Trails for all skill levels are available. Climb to the top of Moonshine and back for amazing downhill flow. Ride the extremely steep terrain of Foreshot, or the technical features of Copperhead and Senior Rock. Beginner riders will enjoy the Chelsey Creek loop.


O-Hill is owned by the University of Virginia and represents some of the most aggressive trails in the Charlottesville Area. Its location along the RTF makes it a popular destination as part of an in-town mountain bike ride. Be prepared for steep, rocky climbs and descents. Trails cross each other all over the mountain, making it relatively easy to make several laps up and down the mountain without repeating many trails.

Other Local Favorites

Triangle Trails (MacIntire Park): Great for all skill levels, perfect for kids ready to start riding trails. Gravel path spin up, directional singletrack trails back down.

Walnut Creek Park: A little rocky, a little rooty, and generally not to steep. Home to Charlottesville’s Xterra race and Walnut Creek Triathlon, you can find 14 miles of awesome handbuilt trails, all around a large body of water. Trails are easy to navigate, with more than ample parking.

Rivanna Trail: Circumnavigate Charlottesville on ~20 miles of singletrack, bike paths, and some minor road connections. Signage along this route is a challenge in places, but you are never too far from roads that will get you home. See more details at the Rivanna Trails Foundation website.

Sherando Lake Area: This backcountry trail system is 40 minutes west of Charlottesville. Strong intermediate and expert riders suggested for this area. Go prepared, these trails eat wheels and tires, and trail signage is sparse.

Region Map

Trailforks has the most comprehensive and up to date trail maps for our area. Browse the map below, and click on the trails to get more information, trail conditions, and suggested routes.

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