Posts Tagged ‘Urban Trails’

Northeast Trail Monday, September 9th, 2013
View from the Northeast Trail

View from the Northeast Trail

Northeast Trail
Fee: None
Pets: Yes (with leash)
Handicap Access

Parking: N43 09.458 W76 19.871

Trails:
N43 09.458 W76 19.871
Distance: 0.4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy

09/08/2013 (Advgrl, Steve) – This is a short paved trail that travels along the Seneca River. There is a nice view of the river and a geocache on this trail.  Parking is ample via a public lot.

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James E. Heath Park Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Heath Park

Heath Park

James E. Heath Park
Fee: None
Pets: Yes (with leash)
Bikes: No

Resources:
Baltimore Woods – “Know Your City Parks

Points of Interest:
Community Garden: N42 59.396 W76 08.373
Ruins: N42 59.397 W76 08.308
Stone Marker: N42 59.375 W76 08.645

Conifer Parking : N42 59.434 W76 08.389
Roadside parking available for 10-12 vehicles.

x2 to x1 loop
Distance: 1.5 miles / Difficulty: Easy
x1: N42 59.401 W76 08.399
x2: N42 59.374 W76 08.400

(2012-03-30) This loop is a really easy walk.  Starting out at Coldbrook (x2) the trails takes you behind the houses on Richfield Ave and out to Salina Street, where a stone monument commemorates the Iroquois Trail.  You’ll also find an entrance point and benches near Salina Street as well.

Coldbrook - x1 & x2
Coldbrook – x1 & x2
Salina Street Monument

Salina Street Monument

x2 – eot – x4 – x3 – x2b – x2 loop
Distance: 1.0 miles / Difficulty: Moderate
x2: N42 59.374 W76 08.400
eot: N42 59.421 W76 08.102
x4: N42 59.407 W76 08.102
x2b: N42 59.409 W76 08.214

(2012-03-30) I marked this upper trail moderate simply because of the crumbling trail face and its incline.  The trace back (end of trail) point is located at the fence near I-81.  Along the trail you can see the remains of a building foundation and access to a community garden.  Additional details are included in the resource link above.

Community Garden

Community Garden

Trail - x2 to x4

Trail - x2 to x4

Trail - x4 to x3

Trail - x4 to x3

Richmond Canal Walk Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Richmond Canal Walk

Richmond Canal Walk

Richmond Canal Walk
S.19th Street & Dock Street
Richmond, Virginia
Fee: None – Pets welcome
Handicap Accessible (w/some stairs)

Additional access points to the trail can be found on 5th, 7th, Virginia, 14th, 15th, and 17th Streets.

Recommended parking on South 17th Street and Dock Street.  Additional parking can be found between South 18th and South 19th Streets.  The closest parking on the Brown’s Island side can be found behind the Riverfront Plaza, South 10th Street.

Venture Richmond – River District - River District Map v9
Brown’s Island – History
U.S. National Park – Richmond National Battlefield Park

Trail: Canal Walk
Distance: 2.4 miles round trip / Difficulty: Easy
Poe Museum – N37 31.919 W77 25.561
Virginia Holocaust Museum – N37 31.849 W77 25.633
Brown’s Island Memorial Bridge –  N37 32.052 W77 26.657

 

Northfolk Southern Railway Trail Entry

Northfolk Southern Railway Trail Entry

 

Norfolk Railway Trail - Looking onto the Canal Trail

Norfolk Railway Trail – Looking onto the Canal Trail

 

I95 Entry Doors

I95 Entry Doors

 

Canal Walk - East Side

Canal Walk – East Side

 

Kanawha Canal Locks

Kanawha Canal Locks

 

Brown's Island Sculpture

Brown’s Island Sculpture

 

Brown's Island looking onto Riverfront Plaza

Brown’s Island looking onto Riverfront Plaza

 

Brown's Island - Memorial Bridge Plaque

Brown’s Island – Memorial Bridge Plaque

 

Brown's Island Memorial Bridge

Brown’s Island Memorial Bridge

 

James River from Brown's Island

James River from Brown’s Island

 

Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor's Center

Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor’s Center

11/27/2011 (Marylee, AdvGirl) – Our visit started at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.  After visiting the museum, we walked south and entered the canal walk from outside the Virginia Holocaust Museum.  Under the Norfolk Railroad, a trail extended east, but trail details are not included in this post.  To the west, we connected with the Canal Trail.  The trail weaved along the James River down to Brown’s Island.  There are several parking and access points along the way.  The footbridge to Brown’s Island connects to the Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor’s Center.  We did not visit the battlefield on this trip, but have plans to visit next time we’re in the area.