James River Heritage Trail

This blacktop hiking/biking trail is currently accessible from Percival’s Island Natural Area. The James River Heritage Trail extends from Lynchburg’s Blackwater Creek Trail, crossing the railroad trestle onto Percival’s Island from Lynchburg.

It transverses the island for about one mile along an old railroad bed. The trail continues across the James River on another trestle, and continues along the James River in Amherst County for another 1 ½ miles. This is a beautiful scenic walk or bike ride through a historical area. The trail is accessible in Amherst County at the end of Fertilizer Road [enter via the Central Virginia Training School].

225 Fertilizer Road
Madison Heights, VA