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Mid-Lothian Mines

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

98%

Runnable

Elevation

112' 34 m

Ascent

-113' -34 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

342' 104 m

High

271' 83 m

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A short run around the Mid-Lothain Mines and Loch.

Omar Delgado

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Open dawn to dusk.
Mid-Lothian Mines is a great little 44-acre preserve. Runners will enjoy woodlands with cut stone ruins of mines, a creek, and a pond with an old Loch.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — Views — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

There is a construction area around the Grove Shaft; watch your step as there is a narrow passing.

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

The trail is paved.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Mid-Lothian Mines Park is a beautiful woodland park in the south of Richmond that is considered one of the first industrial areas in the US. The Mid-Lothian Mines run is on the site of one of the original Virginia coal mines; this park has a few old buildings and facilities from 1830s era. The park has good informational displays along the trail and across the road. You can also head through the connector tunnel to another easy and open picturesque trail around a small man-made lake.

History & Background [Suggest Changes]

One of the first coal mines in the area, Mid-Lothian Mines Park honors the area's past that represents the earliest systematic exploration of fossil fuel in Virginia.

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Feb 11, 2017
Omar Delgado
6.3mi — 0h 57m

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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