Heritage Trail at  Pleasant Grove, Charlottesville

Directions: From Interstate 64, charlottesville take the Scottsville Route 20 exit. Turn left on Route 53 towards Jefferson's Monitcello. Drive 12 miles towards the small town of Palmyra. Pleasant Grove is on the left. Drive 1/4 mi. on dirt road toward old farmhouse. Soccer fields on the right, Heritage Trail is straight, past the old barns. 

Trail Information: Trail is marked as 3 miles one way, with lots of smaller trail excursions off the main route.  A fairly well maintained trail that starts out in fields and moves into single track wooded areas along the Rivanna river. Watch out for turtles on the trail! Moderate hills, no major elevation gain. Beautiful out and back 6 mile run.

Miscellaneous Information: Heritage trail is accessible from two points-- Pleasant Grove and from Palmyra. Parking is available at each point, as well as river access.