Explore Walnut Creek Park

Walnut Creek Park

Beaches. Swimming. MTB trails. Hiking. Close to Charlottesville.

Just 25 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this is a great spot to take the family for the day and get some sunshine. If you are into mountain biking, you're in the right place. There are 13 miles of mountain bike trails that circle the lake. At the end of your ride, there are 2 beaches to stretch out on or go for a dip.

There are a lot of other things to do like having a picnic, fishing, boating, and more. Check out the Albemarle County website to learn more details about the park.

Pack List

  • Swimsuit
  • Mountain bike
  • Hiking shoes
  • Fishing supplies
  • Picnic
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Activities Chillin, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Beach
Family Friendly

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Beautiful

This park is a beautiful place to just sit and relax. If that isn't your thing, you can go swimming, hiking, biking, or play frisbee golf. It has a little bit of everything.

Went For A Hike, But There's So Much More

The trail I went on with my sister was well maintained and took us about halfway around the lake in the center of the park. There were some gorgeous moments where the sun would fall through the trees and do its thing over the surface, and later we set up some enos and hung out in a glade. Lots of space and a good place to explore, will definitely go back :)


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