Local Color: Hollywood Cemetery (Local Hike, 2-4 Miles, Easy)

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Sunday, 10/27/2019

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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This annual CVT tradition is also part of a limited run of local fall foliage walks right here in RVA!

Much more than a cemetery, Hollywood is a living story in stone, iron, and landscape. With stunning views, it overlooks the James River and serves as the final resting place of two American presidents, six Virginia governors, two Supreme Court justices, 22 Confederate generals, and thousands of Confederate soldiers. Hollywood’s paths wind through 135 acres of valleys, over hills, and beneath stately trees of natural beauty and tranquility.

Although this will be a few days before Halloween, this will not be a “ghost tour” – just an informal, unguided, slow-paced walk through Oregon Hill and the cemetery.  You will have plenty of time to take pictures, read the engravings, and enjoy the scenery.

On the way back, we’ll stop by Rest in Pieces in Oregon Hill to check out their assortment of oddities and curiosities!

Optional post-hike lunch/drinks at Legend’s if there is interest.


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  1. Sonja Moore 9 months ago

    I was looking at this hike and remembered that 1/2 the lot is closed. Not sure if everyone is aware. Maybe it’s reopened? https://rvahub.com/2019/10/17/loss-of-belle-isle-parking/

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      Brian 9 months ago

      I heard about that. Hopefully it won’t be too crowded on a Sunday morning…but if anyone coming from the West End wants to carpool, let me know.

  2. Angelia 8 months ago

    Unfortunately, I need to cancel. My mom had bypass surgery on 10/7, and rehab is progressing slowly. I will be visiting her. Take lots of photos, and I hope to be hiking again with the group soon.

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      Brian 8 months ago

      Sorry you can’t make it, Angelia. Our best to your mom!

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    Brian 8 months ago

    Could be a rainy morning tomorrow, but this looks like a hardy group. I’m still up for it if you guys are. Bring a raincoat and join the fun!

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    Brian 8 months ago

    Thanks everyone for coming out and keeping this annual CVT tradition alive! Shirt/hat bonus points to Keith, Amanda, & Dennis. Happy Halloween!

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