RTF is launching a major new initiative to expand our trail network West from Charlottesville along the route of the old Three Notched Road. Our goal is to create a scenic and safe walking and biking route from the Rivanna River near Monticello to the Blue Ridge Mountains following the path of the historic Three Notched Road. Originally conceived by a small group of community members, this project has become the second major RTF initiative to expand our trail network outside of the existing loop trail.
Our work on the Three Notched Trail (TNT) is at a very early stage. We have begun planning a route. We hope that the first phase of the trail will begin in the vicinity of University Hall, skirt the athletic stadium to reach Old Ivy Rd., follow the railroad tracks and Ivy Road west from Bellair Market, cross the Health Sciences Northridge property, join a stretch of the original Three Notched Road behind the Christian Aid Mission, then follow either Rt. 250 West or Old Ballard Rd west from Broomley Road, and eventually reach West Leigh Drive.
To find out more information about this exciting project, download our brochure (pdf).