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Blackwater Creek

Built along an abandoned railway bed, this 3-mile paved trail is perfect for jogging, walking, or biking.

photo: photo by Ursula Lemanski, National Park Service

Length: 8.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: Just north of downtown Lynchburg along Blackwater Creek.
State(s): Virginia
Longitude: -79.18713
Latitude: 37.41877

Driving Directions

Beginning at the Ed Page entrance , it’s about three miles to the entrance to the RiverWalk Trail, or approximately 2 miles before reaching the Point of Honor Trail Section.

Public parking is available at both the Ed Page and East Randolph Place entrances. Restrooms are available at the Ed Page entrance.


The Blackwater Creek Trail is one of the most popular trails in the city. Following along the winding Blackwater Creek and built along an abandoned railway bed, this 3-mile paved trail is perfect for jogging, walking, or biking. It trail travels through a lovely urban forest, and is intersected at various points with earthen trails that allow visitors to delve deeper into the forested area and enjoy the many plants and wildlife species inhabiting it.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Lychburg Parks & Rec Trail Info

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
City of Lynchburg
Blackwater Creek
Lynchburg, VA 24505



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