First Day Hike

Celebrate 2019 with the first hike of the season! Take a two-hour trek on the Saunders-Monticello rustic trails and explore areas off the beaten path.

The event is free but space is limited. Please register by email.

  • Route 53 near Route 20
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Monticello Area

The Saunders-Monticello Trail stretches 2 miles along the south side of Route 53 and across Saunders Bridge to Monticello's new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. The trail has a gentle grade and is open to pedestrians, cyclists, and to those in wheelchairs. Parking is available at the base of Route 53 and on Route 20 near... more