Chessie Nature Trail

Lexington, VA

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The Chessie Nature Trail is a public-access 7-mile long walking trail between Lexington and Buena Vista, along the former Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad right of way. The trail is most suitable for walking and running, as several fixed gates make the trail unsuitable for bicycles.

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David Skelding (154)

5 Completed5 Reviews

very nice trail system with great scenery. many people use this trail for hiking , biking and running. Flat trail system.

Becca Hall (197)

1 Completed1 Reviews

my favorite local trail!

Shari Smith (104)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful rails-to-trails hike that runs along the Maury River. Very easy terrain, good for all members of the family, as long as you watch the little ones (steep drops on the river side). Due to the fact that it was a former railway, the grade is almost nonexistent. Gorgeous scenery. My favorite trail I've visited so far.