Trails and Pathways

Paved Multi-Use Trails

Canal Path

This pathway is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street.

Cowan Boulevard Trail

This urban paved pathway offers walkers and bicyclists 1.72 miles of convenient access along Cowan Boulevard from Route 1 to Retail Drive.

Fall Hill Trail

This urban paved pathway offers walkers and bicyclists 1.39 miles of a convenient route along Fall Hill Avenue from the Canal to Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

This scenic paved pathway is 1.6 miles long and connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.4 mile loop. 

Virginia Central Railway Trail

The 2.7 mile trail for pedestrians, bicyclists and runners Virginia Central Railway (VCR) Trail. This ten foot wide asphalt trail extends from the eastern end of the Cobblestone development off Lafayette Boulevard out Lafayette Boulevard and across the Blue and Gray Parkway, then through Alum Spring Park and across Emancipation Highway (Route 1) to a point near the Idlewild neighborhood, just east of I-95.

Park Trails

Our city features many lovely nature trails inside our parks. Please visit our parks for more information:

Off-Road Recreation Trails

Mountain biking is allowed only on designated trails. For complete information on other area trails please visit