Observatory Hill

4.60 out of 5
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
you will follow the rivenna trail for the first climb then there is a network of trails and doubletrack to the right of that trail all up and doen the hillside up to the observatory
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (17 total check-ins)
  Lorene Davidson   on Jun 14, 2019
  Lorene Davidson   on Nov 17, 2018
  CHRISPUB   on Jul 24, 2017
  CHRISPUB   on Jul 19, 2017
  CHRISPUB   on Jul 17, 2017
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Reviews (5)

Granny Gear

April 24, 2018
TicTac Granny Gear  
Review: Some big technical climbs here with some fast and fun downwards! Start your climb at the bottom of the fire road and you'll soon start to figure out the trails after a few visits.


July 13, 2017
CHRISPUB Gramcounter  
Review: If you stay by the Ravenna trail it's fairly easy. But go up that hill and you will know your in the mountain. Love this trail. There are some guys putting in some serious work out there. Thank you to the guys who put in the time.

Bunny Hop

April 7, 2015
3flygirls Bunny Hop  
Review: Love this spot as you can drive to UVa for some quick loops, climbs and descents but you can also make a multi hour go of it by linking it to the Rivanna trail around town. There are lots of uphills that are near impossible to climb, but which make for great downhills. It helps to go with someone who knows the Hill because there are many many options but one wrong turn and you are back at the bottom having wasted your climb.

Bunny Hop

November 29, 2014
greydog Bunny Hop  
Review: Awesome!


October 10, 2014
capnkirk Trailblazer  
Review: Very rooted and rocky trails, with some steep climbs and drops. somebody has built some nice jumps lately up at the top. it would take a few more trips for me to know my way around as there is no signs other than for the rivenna trail that runs along the bottom section of these trails. bring water and be ready for some serious climbing!

Observatory Hill MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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