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 “urban” hike around the James River. The route varies each month, but may include various combinations of Belle Isle, Brown’s Island, the Pipeline Trail, the Floodwall Walk, the Buttermilk and North Bank Trails, the Slave Trail, Forest Hill Park, the Pony Pasture area, Robious Landing, Dutch Gap, and more. Difficulty ranges from easy to challenging. Refer to individual event pages for more details.
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.
Modest Ambles – Sometimes we want to hike in the woods, but don’t want to drive 2+ hours. Sometimes we don’t want to get up early. This is a series of hikes that are not too far and not too close; not too long and not too short. We call them ‘Modest Ambles’.
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. Extended to 2018!
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! Extended to 2018!
2018 HIKE SERIES
Little Bites of A.T. Hikes – This is a series of hikes for those that want to chalk off the 100 or so miles of the A.T. in Shenandoah National Park but are just not up for 10-12 miles at a time and want to keep going through the summer. These are half sized chunks, shuttle hikes, and the pace will be close to 1.5 mph and even less on uphills. I will match the group’s pace to that of the sweeper. Take note that this is way slower pace than any other hike series CVT does.