The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail is open for hiking, biking and horseback riding year-round from sunrise to sunset. The main trailhead is in Piney River on SR 151, Patrick Henry Highway and features a refurbished caboose and a Kids in Parks Track Trail kiosk with nature information for kids. It has ample parking for cars and horse trailers. The trail goes for 7 miles.
A smaller trailhead (at milepost 1.7) in Rose Mill on SR 674, Rose Mill Rd can accommodate only cars. Restroom facilities (portables) are available at both trailheads.
The mainly crushed stone trail follows a scenic route along the Piney and Tye Rivers, where wildflowers bloom from spring through summer and wildlife abounds. The trail dead ends at the 7 mile point, there is no eastern access at Tye River Depot, you must retrace your steps to your vehicle. During the autumn hunting season, trail users should wear blaze orange clothing.
Piney River Trailhead
3124 Patrick Henry Highway Piney River, Virginia 22964
Rose Mill Trailhead
1434 Rose Mill Rd. Arrington, Virginia 22922
Directions, Parking & Trail Access
To access the Piney River trailhead from the Lovingston area, take US 29 to State Route 56 west at Colleen; turn right onto SR 56, and travel 5 miles to turn left onto SR 151. After 2 miles you’ll see the trailhead sign on left (3124 Patrick Henry Highway, Piney River). Parking for cars and horse trailers is available. To access the Roses Mill trailhead from the Lovingston area, take US 29 to SR 56 west at Colleen; turn right onto SR 56 and go about 4 miles to left turn onto Roses Mill Road/SR 674). The trailhead is about 1.4 miles farther (around milepost 1.7 of the trail).