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Guided Trail Hike at Heyward Community Forest

October 5, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Fall is here! Take a hike with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation staff, who are hosting guided hikes at Heyward Community Forest on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Sign up at: https://webtrac.charlottesville.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=EX,OUT

On this 2-mile hike you will see beautiful cascading streams, a variety of trees, rock outcrops, small mountains, and shady hollows. The estimated time is roughly 1.5 hours with breaks.

Educational emphasis will focus on basic vegetation identification and the natural ecology of this forested landscape.

Trails vary from easy to moderate with a few short stretches of steep inclines. Participants should bring their own water, snacks, and hiking/athletic shoes. No prior hiking experience is necessary.


Heyward Community Forest
1730 Reservoir Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Learn more about Heyward Community Forest

In late 2019 and early 2020, The Piedmont Environmental Council worked with numerous partners to help the City of Charlottesville acquire two tracts of land totaling 140+ acres to create the new Heyward Community Forest, adjacent to Ragged Mountain Natural Area just west of Charlottesville. Keep reading →