Map of bike paths / walking paths in Fredericksburg & Falmouth, VA


Recreational trails for walking and cycling in Fredericksburg & Falmouth, Virginia

Frederisckburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg & Falmouth, Virginia

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Belmont Ferry Farm Trail

Dixon Park Trail

Rappahonnock Canal Path

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

Virginia Central Railway Trail



Northern Virginia

Regional Trails

Fredericksburg and Falmouth are located along the Rappahannock River in Northeastern Virginia. This is a historic location where the Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around this area of Virginia. The battle was between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside, as part of the American Civil War.

These communities have several recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking. There are trails that travel through natural areas and parks along the river as well as several trails that follow alongside major roadways.

Belmont Ferry Farm Trail System

The Belmont - Ferry Trail System is located on the east side of the Rappahannock River and travels through Historic Port of Falmouth Park, St. Clair Brooks Park and John Lee Pratt Memorial Park in Stafford County.

The northwest end of the trail is located along Washington Street near W. Cambridge Street. The trail takes a few jogs then travels through forested areas and past athletic fields. The trail goes past the Massad Family YMCA.

Rappahannock Canal Path

The Rappahannock Canal Path is a 1.8-mile long paved pathway that follows alongside the canal from Fall Hill Avenue near Mary Washington Boulevard to where is connects to Princess Anne Street and Ford Street. The canal path connects to the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail at both ends making for a 3.3-mile long paved loop.

The canal path goes through natural areas and past residential and commercial areas. There is an underpass for crossing Highway 1. The trail goes past James Monroe High School, Cossey Botanical Park, and Fredericksburg Dog Park.

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a 1.7-mile long paved pathway that follows the river alongside Fall Hill Avenue, Riverside Drive and Caroline Street in Fredericksburg. The trail also goes past Old Mill Park along the river. At its south end, the trail kicks over to Princess Anne Street to connect to the Rappahannock Canal Trail making for a 3.3-mile long loop.

The two trails also connect to the paved multi-use path that runs alongside Fall Hill Avenue for 1.4-miles and extends to the west as far as Gorton W. Shelton Boulevard.

Virginia Central Railway Trail

The Virginia Central Railway Trail consists of two separate sections of paved pathway that follow the historic corridor of the defunct railway on the south side of Fredericksburg.

The western section of the trail is 1.8-miles long and stretches between Gordon Road and Salem Church Road near Harrison Road in Fredericksburg. The southeast end of this section is at Harrison Road Park.

The eastern section of the Virginia Central Railway Trail is 2.6-miles long ans spans between Kingwood Boulevard and Essex Street off of Layfayette Boulevard. The trail travels through thickly forested areas then crosses Highway 1 and the Blue and Gray Parkway at street level. The northeast end of this section is located ate Essex Street to the south of Lafayette Boulevard.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Virginia

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Virginia.