ONGOING EVENT SERIES
Sunset Hikes – During the warmer months when days are longer, these mid-week, post-work hikes are a CVT favorite. These are typically easier hikes in the 3-5 mile range that take place at city and county parks in and around Richmond.
Sundays On The James – This is our monthly hike around the Buttermilk and North Bank Trails along the James River in downtown Richmond. With its varied terrain and outstanding views of the Richmond skyline, this hike is a great way for beginners to get into more challenging hikes.
Blaze ‘N The Hood – This series of local, beginner hikes feature some of the classic neighborhoods in Richmond and the surrounding suburbs. Some will be familiar to veteran Trailblazers; others we will be exploring for the first time. Members are encouraged to come up with their own neighborhood hikes.
Shenandoah Samplers – An occasional series of day trips in which we cruise a section of Skyline Drive and stop to tackle several of shorter, easier trails along the way. Each sampler features a different section of the park (North, Central, or South). A great introduction to mountain hiking.
2017 HIKE SERIES
Cap-To-Cap Challenge 2017 – The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. In this series of five “shuttle” hikes, we will explore the entire 52-mile trail, its four jurisdictions, and more than 400 years of history.
Gappy Trails 2017 – A follow-up to our “CVT Knobsession 2016” series. This assortment of mostly strenuous day hikes explore some popular and lesser known “gap” trails in places like Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest.
White Blaze Trail Daze 2017 – A year-long series of “shuttle” hikes along the section of the Appalachian Trail that passes through Shenandoah National Park. See how many you can cross off your bucket list!