Ivy Creek Natural Area

Charlottesville, VA
Length: Varies
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

219 acres including 7 miles of walking trails boarding the South Fork  Rivanna Reservoir. Multiple trails that are perfect for short circuit hikes for littles. Carrier recommended for smaller kids, but preschoolers will love the terrain & creeks to play in.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Hi!  I am Mom to Owen (4) and Rosie (17m).  I am originally from Richmond, VA and have lived all over the state.  I went to school at Virginia Tech and spent 10 years in Blacksburg.  This is where I met my husband, who took me on my first hike, and developed a love for the outdoors.  We moved to Newport News in 2014 and I read about Hike it Baby in a local magazine at our library in Hampton Roads.  I took Owen on his first hike at 9 months old, began participating in challenges, and hosting hikes with this branch.  We moved to Charlottesville in 2016 and I quickly connected with the existing branch here.  Hike it Baby really helped me get to know an area as a new resident (twice!) and connect with others who also enjoy the outdoors.  We are so grateful for this community and I am happy to be a part of it!