Have you noticed Albemarle County's growing trailways system? Currently, Albemarle has approximately 62 miles of trails which can be used for walking, running, hiking or mountain biking. Horseback riding is permitted at Preddy Creek and Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park. Trails are often graded for difficulty so that you can select the best trail and distance for your needs.
*In order to protect trail integrity, on occassion Preddy Creek Trail Park may be closed during inclement weather and overly wet trails. Please call the Closing Hotline (434) 296-5845 for updated information. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep the trails in good condition.
NEW!! Albemarle County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a new tool for our trail lovers. Terrain360 is a website that provides a 360 degree panoramic tour of the trails at Darden Towe, Preddy Creek, Byrom, Mint Springs, Ivy Creek Natural Area and Walnut Creek! Click link below for 360 view of the trails:
Please click below for trail maps for each park.
Trail Work Days at Byrom Forest Preserve Park:
Join us at a trail workday and help us build trails for the community.
Saturdays, January 12, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 from 9am to Noon.
*Please wear hiking type clothes and shoes, bring work gloves, water and snack. For more information call the office at 434-296-5844.
Albemarle is proud also to be a gateway community for the Appalachian Trail, one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine.
State law requires that visitors carry a copy of a negative Coggins report with each horse brought to the park.
Click here for more info on Coggins.