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Saunders-Monticello Trail

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Address: Rt. 53 & Rt. 20, Charlottesville, VA

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awesome place to go for a hike.

awesome place to go for a hike - great views and scenery along the trails. Great for a few hour day hike.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome place to go for a hike - great views and scenery along the trails. Great for a few hour day hike.

Thank Ben W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty well kept trail. You park at Monticello and follow signs for trail. There is a beautiful wood boardwalk that winds around the mountain. Once you climb onto wood boardwalk no dogs allowed. There are side trails that are more extreme. The main trail is approximately 3 miles round trip. I highly recommend this trail!

Thank kellybO1234AX
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have used this trail many times over the years. It is a easy trail that is very well maintained. The location is very convenient and there is plenty of parking. A great way to stretch a visit to Monticello or Carters Mountain orchard out for free.

Thank shakeandbake72
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recently went for a walk here with my daughter and two very young grandchildren age 3 & 1 yr.) My daughter had the little ones in a jogging stroller for two and did not have any diggiculty with the very gradual uphill trail. The weather was beautiful and the trail was very clean. We saw people of all ages walking... More 

1 Thank Evon W
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We have visited the Saunders-Monticello Trail a few times throughout the years. It is such a beautiful spot to take a nice walk, and be outdoors. We love the tree stump where the kiddos can explore. We found several other kids playing around the stump last time we visited. We even chose to get our family photos taken here. Beautiful... More 

Thank jesuisprest22
Watsontown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The trail is beautiful and extends from the parking area at the beginning of Thomas Jefferson Blvd to Monticello. Most of the hike is on a wooden path with a few gravel parts. The trail is accessible by wheelchair and stroller. There are benches throughout. I would have given 5 stars but the road noise does influence the ambiance. Parking... More 

2 Thank imleavinonmyjetplane
Kensington, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It was very difficult finding a parking spot. We went up 53 and parked at the side of the road. It's a very gradual uphill trail to Monticello. Beautiful scenery easy path--you'll be happy you hiked.

2 Thank BLMerce
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A beautiful nature trail with a gentle but steady rise from the parking lot up the mountain ending at Monticello. Gorgeous in the fall.

Thank omyheck
Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My daughter and I did a one hour walk along this trail. We were there on a Monday and encountered fewer than 10 other people on our walk and found it to be very peaceful and beautiful.

Thank AmericanexpatKL
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I have frequented this trail many times and never been disappointed! It is beautiful any time of year with abundant shade during the summer, lovely colors in the fall and flowering trees in the spring. If the small parking lot at the base of the trail is full another larger parking lot is not far away. Best of all, after... More 

2 Thank Sarah R

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