3rd Saturday hike and lunch (optional)

DATE: Mar 17, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Mar 17, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Richmond VA

Trip Leader(s)

Chesterfield, VA United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: DC Region

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Are you looking for the sounds of rapids; hiking over 27 bridges (no trolls) and streams? Looking for beautiful vistas and history?  Trains and train tracks? Then, this is your trip.

Meet at 10:00 a.m., North Bank Trail head off Pump House Drive, Richmond VA.

The route will take us along Maymont Park, Kansas Ave, Texas Ave, then by Hollywood Cemetery, Tredegar Iron Works and out to Belle Island crossing over to the south side of the river to the Buttermilk Trail which has plenty of streams to cross and switch backs to take that wind you through the hills and streams of the banks of the James river while the sounds of the river below as it flows by many rocks of the fault line on its way to the Chesapeake Bay.  I've just rediscovered this gem of a trail and want to share it with others.

We’ll finally loop back but detour through beautiful and interesting Maymont Park ($5 admission-honor system).  Afterwards, we'll end at our starting point at Pump House Road.  Total mileage will be about 5-6 miles of moderate hiking.  Total hiking time is 3 hours. 

Bring decent shoes, preferably, water-proof, breathable footwear.  Also bring water and a snack.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Meet North Bank Trail head off Pump House Drive, Richmond VA.  It is the FIRST gravel parking lot on your left when you get at the bottom of the hill, on Pump House Drive (approximately 0.2 mi from Park Drive),-77.4831263,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89b1116505827823:0x942285eda928c23b!2sNorth+Bank+Trail,+Richmond,+VA+23220!3b1!8m2!3d37.5314219!4d-77.4605783!3m4!1s0x0:0x3593da88afd58bad!8m2!3d37.5352109!4d-77.4829573?hl=en

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Chesterfield, VA

United States

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Charlottesville, VA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Richmond, VA

United States
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