Saunders-Monticello Trail

The Saunders-Monticello Trail at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
931 Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Region Central Virginia
Locality Albemarle
Phone: (434) 984-9822

Created and maintained by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, the Saunders-Monticello Trail currently stretches 2 miles along the south side of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Rt. 53) and across Saunders Bridge to the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. Comprised partly of on-grade sections made of finely crushed, packed stone and partly of raised boardwalk, the trail is open to pedestrians, cyclists, and to those in wheelchairs. With a maximum grade of five percent, the trail is completely accessible as it climbs steadily from the trailhead parking lot to a point just across the road from the entrance to Monticello. The trail also hosts many events each year, for more information visit

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