Sugar Hollow

Crozet, VA
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 29    Average: 3.8/5]

Great ambling and shady trail. This is a generally wide trail & an easy hike, however there are a couple places where it will cross the stream, so be prepared with appropriate footwear.  The main destination is a swimming hole with some small waterfalls. This is a well shaded hike and is appropriate for carriers or walkers, but not for strollers. 

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 50 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, and Waterfall

Hike to a fantastic swimming hole

Trail Contributor

[Total: 29    Average: 3.8/5]

My husband I are originally from Raleigh, NC and moved to Charlottesville, VA in the spring of 2016. I joined HiB not long after with my then 10 month old daughter, Alia. I became a Co-BA in early 2017 and took over the branch when the original BA moved. I am currently the Playroom Coordinator for Little Planets Playroom; a nature inspired, Waldorf playroom downtown. We tend to lead hikes during the afternoons and on weekends. We’re expecting a little boy in late March and I’m looking forward to getting back to some tougher carrier hikes!

Our favorite moderate to difficult hikes in the area are Crabtree Falls, Humpback Rocks, Mint Springs, and Blackrock Summit. When we want to take it a little easier we love the Riverview Park Loop, the Saunders-Monticello Trail, the Rockfish Valley Foundation Trails and Sugar Hollow.


Trail Map

Getting There

From Charlottesville:

Take Barracks Road away from town.  Barracks Road turns into Garth Road. Continue for about 11 miles.  At White Hall you will come to a very sharp turn in the road & Piedmont Store will be directly in front of you.  Garth Road takes a sharp right, but you will stay straight (this becomes Rt 614), keeping Piedmont Store on your right as you pass it. Continue a few more miles, you will make a steep climb & pass the dam & reservoir on your left. The road will turn to gravel at the top of the hill.  Park in the parking lot.