RIVERVIEW - Long Run Locations
Located in one of the most scenic and historic downtown neighborhoods, this park is the official starting point of the famous Rivanna Trail greenbelt (RTF). This RTF section of “magic pavement” is the flattest and quietest two mile section of blacktop around! If you start at the entrance to the paved path and run all the way along the river, under Free Bridge and ultimately to the start of the wooded soft surface path and then come back again, you will have run exactly four miles.
Thanks to the kind donation of marathoner Nick Wispelwey, Ragged Mountain and CTC has placed brown stained pressure treated posts every quarter mile along the "lower" river path for your training convenience.
For a longer and more varied run, you may venture into the Woolen Mills neighborhood (Chesapeake and Market), but be warned that this features a solid dose of hills!
FROM I-64: Take Route 20 North to Monticello Avenue to right on Avon Street to right on Market Street to left on Riverside Avenue to Riverview Park.
FROM 250 BYPASS: Take East High Street to left on Meade Avenue to left on East Market Street to left on Riverside Avenue to Riverview Park
PARKING: Park at Riverview Park lot or on one of the nearby side streets if the lot is full.
WATER STOPS (8 water coolers):
Near trail start and at the 2 mile turn around (Place 2 water coolers and 2 gatorade coolers at both stops.)