Trails and Pathways

Rappahannock River Heritage TrailPaved Multi-Use Trails

Canal Path/Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

This scenic paved pathway is 3.1 miles long and winds along the canal and the river.

Cowan Boulevard Trail

This urban paved pathway offers walkers and bicyclists 1.72 miles of convenient access along Cowan Boulevard from Route 1 to Retail Drive.

Fall Hill Trail

This urban paved pathway offers walkers and bicyclists 1.39 miles of a convenient route along Fall Hill Avenue from the Canal to Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard

Virginia Central Railway Trail

The 2.7 mile trail for pedestrians, bicyclists and runners Virginia Central Railway (VCR) Trail. 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 Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) to a point near the Idlewild neighborhood, just east of I-95.

Park Trails

Our city features many lovely nature trails inside our parks. Please visit our parks for more information:

Off-Road Recreation Trails

Mountain biking is allowed only on designated trails. For complete information on other area trails please visit