Blackwater Creek Natural Area and Trail

1700 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Region Central Virginia
Locality Lynchburg City
Phone: (804) 847-1640
Phone: (800) 732-5821

This beautiful trail, part of the larger James River Heritage Trail System, provides eight miles of paved and earthen-packed hiking and biking trails following the creek through the city. Segments of the trail include a waterfall, an abandoned railroad tunnel, a bridge over the James River onto Percival's Island and other breathtaking scenery. Perfect for bicycling, skating, walking, and running activities. Within the 300 acre natural area is the 155-acre Ruskin Freer Nature Preserve, a plant and animal sanctuary. Maps and additional information available at the Visitor Center. For guided tours, special hikes and detailed information, call the Parks and Recreation Department.

Last Updated: 1/10/2014 9:05 AM
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