Virginia Central Railway Trail

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The 2.7 mile trail for pedestrians, bicyclists and runners. This ten foot wide asphalt trail extends from the eastern end of the Cobblestone development off Lafayette Boulevard, out Lafayette Boulevard and across the Blue and Gray Parkway, then through Alum Spring Park and across Emancipation Highway (Route 1) to a point near the Idlewild neighborhood, just east of I-95. A bike rack is located at the trailhead. Scenic views of Hazel Run and the historic Virginia Central Railway trail bed are visible throughout the trail. Open all day, year round.

Trail Entry Points: Essex St. and Lafayette Blvd. (Fredericksburg) and Gordon Rd. (Chancellor). Trailheads located throughout the city.

Trail Hours: Open all day, year around.

General Park Policy

Information: For park information, maintenance and rental inquiries please call (540) 372-1086 or email