Blue Ridge Railway Trail

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The Blue Ridge Railway Trail is a rail trail in Virginia.

It is a 7-mile (11 km) gravel surface recreational trail used for biking, hiking and horseback riding and occupies an abandoned Virginia Blue Ridge Railway corridor.

A 2 miles (3.2 km) section was completed between Piney River, Virginia and Roses Mill, Virginia in September 2003. The trail was extended 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the Naked Creek Bridge in 2009 and the final 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Tye River Depot will open in Spring 2010. There are parking lots/trailheads at Piney River and Rose Mill. Parking for horse trailers is available at Piney River. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset. A portajohn is available at the Piney River Trailhead.

The trail runs on a former railway spur that ran to a quarry in Piney River from 1915 to 1981.[1]


  1. ^ Faulconer, Justin (2008-07-07). "Blue Ridge Railway Trail gets boost in Amherst, Nelson". Lynchburg, VA. Retrieved 2009-11-30.