Walnut Creek Loop
ElevationAscent: 768' 234 m
Descent: -764' -233 m
High: 800' 244 m
Low: 476' 145 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A nice, lakeside trail system to stretch your legs just outside of town with enough topography for a good workout.”— Zander Göpfert
This loop run primarily uses Wilkin's Way along with the C'ville Bike & Tri Just Climb It trail from the main lot.
As all trails at Walnut Creek Park can be traveled in either direction, this run can be done in reverse or adapted for time and/or groups of varying abilities.
Head up the northern slope of Ammonett Mountain for a mile and close to 200' in elevation before bending to the north and continuing to dip and wind along the trail. Near the 3.25-mile mark, look for the old homesite remains.
A quarter-mile further, continue to the left at the intersections with the Chimney Trail East and Chimney Trail West, descending toward the Bike Factory Trail. (To shorten the run, stay on Wilkin's Way to Luke's Loop and retrace the beginning of the run back to the car.)
To continue on this route, head to the northern boundary of the park on the Bike Factory Trail before looping back across the park road on winding singletrack that heads to the main parking lot with a brief connection along the road.
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Land Manager: Albemarle County