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Trail maintenance work parties occur the second Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00. 

Our gathering point for work parties is at the RTF equipment shed at 2030 Morton Drive, near the Meadowcreek Gardens and behind Bodo's and the English Inn (see map). We usually meet at the tool shed at 8:45 and carpool to the work site, but contact the work party leader if you want to go directly to the project or plan on being late.

We have tools, but bring shears or clippers if you have them. Everyone is welcome! We are happy to have groups participate in our work parties, but please contact us ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly.

General questions? Contact us at info@rivannatrails.org.




Upcoming events

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed
    We got rained out last month, but we're back on track for this weekend to wrap up work on opening a brand-new spur trail near Quarry Park. There will also be opportunities for the usual clipping and trimming in advance of the spring growth spurt.

    April 13 - Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive (past Bodo's and behind the English Inn) at 8:45 AM to help us gather tools, from where we will carpool to the work site to accomplish incredible things, and finish up at about 11:30. If you prefer to meet directly at the work site, look for us in the parking lot at the west side of the Quarry Park ball fields, at the bridge over Moore's Creek.

    Please wear work gloves and clothes suitable for getting dirty in a forest environment.
    We will have tools you can use, as well as some gloves for those who need them, but if you bring your own tools - such as hand clippers, long-handled loppers, or a pruning or bow saw - be sure to label them with your name.
    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 21 Apr 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Meadowcreek Gardens to Old Ivy Rd

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 11 May 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 19 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Fontaine Research Center to Ivy Rd

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 16 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Azalea Park to Fontaine Research Center

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Azalea Park to Jordan Park

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 18 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Wool Factory to Jordan Park

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 14 Sep 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 28 Sep 2024
    • Wool Factory to Jordan Park

    Join us for Loop de'Ville, our annual celebration of the Rivanna Trail! We'll have a group hike of the entire 21-mile loop, bike rides and runs, and family-friendly events.

    When finalized, approximately mid summer, full details will be at loopdeville.org.

    • 28 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rivanna River Company, behind 1518 E High St
    Register

    Join us for a free guided hike around the City of Charlottesville along the Rivanna Trail foundation's main loop. September 23rd is National Public Lands day and to celebrate we are offering a full weekend of events. (Check the event overview for details of the other trail options and events.)

    • Distance: ~ 20 miles.
    • Run time: approximately 9 hours. This is variable due to rest stops and running 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. 
    • What to bring: There will be some aid stations set up along the way but make sure to bring water and proper hiking 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 walking sticks as well. 
    • 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 8:30AM.
    • Finish: We'll end back at the RRC around 5pm, in time for the free Might Joshua concert that evening. 
    • Important note: This is a strenuous run--20 miles over occasionally uneven terrain. We will have a number of volunteers in our group, and over the course of the run may fall into faster and slower groups, but assess your endurance and break in your shoes before the hike day.
    • By registering for this run, you: 
    • Acknowledge having read the above description.
    • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
    • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
    • Attest 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.

    We have partnered with the Rivanna River Company and are renting them out for the day! After the run there will be local food, beer and cider starting at 12:00 noon and a free concert by Mighty Joshua starting at 5pm. Tell your friends and spread the word! 

    • 12 Oct 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 20 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • River North: Pen Park

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 09 Nov 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 17 Nov 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • River North: Pen Park to Dunlora

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 14 Dec 2024
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 15 Dec 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • River North: Belvedere

    Each month, we host a guided walk along a section of the Rivanna Trail. Complete each walk over the course of the year, and you will have covered the entire RT -- and earned special recognition at September's Loop de'Ville.

    All walks are out-and-back, approximately two-hours in duration, and range from 3.5 to 5.5 miles each. Check the details for this month's walk, including where to meet, at loopdeville.org.

    • 11 Jan 2025
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 08 Feb 2025
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 08 Mar 2025
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 12 Apr 2025
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 10 May 2025
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.

    • 14 Jun 2025
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at RTF Tool Shed

    Please join us for our monthly work party. We will be working this month to maintain a section of the Trail. Meet at the RTF Tool Shed at 2030 Morton Drive.

    If you are coming as part of a large group or have questions, please email us at info@rivannatrails.org so we can be prepared to keep everyone busy and equipped with tools.