10 Lynchburg VA Area Places to Ride Bikes

Riding bikes together is a fun way to enjoy nature while you get in some great exercise!

By Sandy Wallace August 19, 2022

Lynchburg has lots of trails for riding bikes. Spring is a great time to ride bikes with your kids. Riding bikes together is a fun way to enjoy nature while you get in some great exercise. Reconnect with your family on bikes this weekend! You'll find lots of additional information in our Lynchburg VA Parks Guide about the parks located in the City of Lynchburg. 

Check out these trails in the Lynchburg area and beyond:

Blackwater Creek Bikeway: This is one of the most popular biking trail in Lynchburg. Public parking is available at both the Ed Page entrance off Langhorne Road and the East Randolph Place entrance off Rivermont Avenue. The 3-mile paved trail is perfect for jogging, walking, or biking. Beginning at the Ed Page entrance , it’s about three miles to the entrance to the RiverWalk Trail, or approximately two miles before reaching the Point of Honor Trail Section.

Percival's Island Natural Area and RiverWalk Trail: Beginning where the Blackwater Creek Trail ends on Jefferson Street, RiverWalk first travels along Riverfront Park through historic downtown Lynchburg. The multi-use trail then crosses onto Percival’s Island, a beautiful natural area with a paved trail and earthen trails criss-crossing its length. Hollins Mill Tunnel, a popular spot with families, is located approximately one mile from the RiverWalk Trail trailhead.

Peaks View Park Ivy Creek Greenway: The Ivy Creek Greenway is a 1.75 mile multi-use, paved, linear trail that passes through Peaks View Park on the lower level (Ardmore Drive Entrance). This trail includes flat sections, easy enough for the youngest riders.

Peaks View Park Bill Foot Recreation Area Trails: Numerous unpaved hiking and mountain biking trails are located within the recreation area. Mountain bike trails range from easy to difficult, with choices for beginners and experienced riders.

Riverside Park: Riverside Park is one of Lynchburg's favorite parks. Paved walking and biking trails provide scenic views throughout the park. Park at the fully accessible train-themed playground. Ride past the transportation exhibit, which includes a train locomotive, tender, and caboose, the Fink Deck Truss Bridge, which is a national engineering landmark, and the hull of the packet boat, Marshall.

Hollins Mill Park and Point of Honor Trail: Hollins Mill Park provides large shade trees, picnic areas, fishing access, a canoe launch, and views of Blackwater Creek and historic Hollins Mill Dam. Follow the paved trails to the Blackwater Creek Bikeway, including the Point of Honor Trail section.

Riveredge Park, Madison Heights: Located at 150 Rocky Hill Road in Madison Heights, Riveredge Park is just across the James River from Downtown Lynchburg. In addition to a paved biking trail, the park offers seasonal kayak and canoe rentals, a boat ramp, fishing access, a picnic area, and a children's playground.

Falling Creek Park, Bedford: Falling Creek Park is located approximately one mile from US Rt. 460 on Falling Creek Rd. behind the Bedford County Nursing Home. The 10 mile trail network in the park is designed for hiking, mountain biking and trail running. The trails vary in difficulty from easy to advanced. In addition, mountain bikers will love Falling Creek Bike Park, designed for all skill levels of mountain bikers and BMX riders.

New London Tech Trails, Forest: Located in the New London Business and Technology Center park in Forest (off US Rt 460 west of New London Elementary School), three different trails have been created in the park, making it a destination for beginner trail runners and cyclists alike. 

High Bridge Trail State Park, Farmville: Located about an hour east of Lynchburg, High Bridge Trail is the perfect site for a family biking outing. High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River.

Now's the time for your cycling adventures in Lynchburg and beyond. Plan a bike outing with your family soon. There's lots to see and you'll all enjoy the fresh air and exercise!

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