Nelson County Parks and Recreation
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Hike Nelson

Nelson County has a lot to offer! 
Whether its trails or festivals there is plenty to do in Nelson County in the Fall.
Put some of these activities on your bucket list. 
For more information go to 
or call NCPR at 263.7130 or Tourism at 263.7015 


VA Blue Ridge Railway Trail - Piney River 
7 miles of flat gravel scenic trail for hiking, bicycling, 
or horseback riding 

Rockfish Valley Loop Trail - Nellysford 
Flat hiking trail with spectacular mountain views 

Montebello Nature Trail - Montebello 
1/2 mile birding trail 

Spy Rock - Montebello 
A 3.1 mile round trip hike to spectacular views. 

Appalachian Trail 
Hike 45 miles in Nelson County with moderate to rugged terrain 

Crabtree Falls 
Visit the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi that falls a 
distance of 1200’. The first overlook is an easy 700’ from the new parking lot. It’s 1.1 miles to the top 

Fortune's Cove Nature Preserve - Lovingston 
5.3 mile strenuous hiking trail 
As with all exercise, check with your doctor before beginning a new fitness 
activity. Get in shape before attempting the more strenuous hikes. Make sure you are prepared with water, appropriate footwear, & knowledge of the area. 

Festivals & Special Events 
There is something special every weekend from 
Festivals to the Farm Market to Music, don’t miss anything.