Trail

Red Trail

Charlottesville, VA
Length: 1.70 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

So much to explore along this 1.7 mile loop through various habitats including field, forrest, grasslands, marsh, and creek! http://ivycreekfoundation.org/redtrail

 

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

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

We like to start to the left of the parking lot (away from the barn) and end at the creek to play. A carrier is recommended for smaller kids, but preschoolers will love the terrain. There are lots of benches along the way to stop for a break/snack.

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!