Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TRACK Trail

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TRACK Trail

Take a journey through time! The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TRACK Trail is a hiking, bicycling, & equestrian trail that was once part of the longest running, commercially successful short-line in American history. The trail meanders through the countryside affording views of rolling hills and farms as well as the two rivers. Little evidence of civilization meets the eye. Wildlife and wildflowers are abundant and the trail provides a safe, aesthetically pleasing experience. 

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Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TRACK Trail TRACK Trail Adventures

Nelson County: Birds Brochure

The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure is an illustrated field guide containing some of the more common birds found along the trail. Each illustration contains the bird's common name, Latin name and phonetic spelling of their call. Having trouble locating birds? Use the back panel illustration to identify their preferred location within the forest.

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Nelson County: Hide & Seek Brochure

The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.

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Nelson County: Nature's Relationships Brochure

In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.

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Nelson County: Need for Trees Brochure

By following the clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in Nelson County. During your adventure, you will learn about the need animals (including humans) have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

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3124 Patrick Henry Hwy
piney riverVirginia 22964
United States
Latitude: 37.7082
Longitude: -79.0232

The Nelson County TRACK Trail is located on the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail that begins at the Depot on Patrick Henry Highway (Route 151) and continues for 7-miles along sections of the Piney and Tye Rivers. The TRACK Trail portion of the trail is the 1.8-mile long section (one-way) located between the Depot and the road crossing at Roses Mill Road (SR 674).


The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership between Kids in Parks and Nelson County