For those of you who are interested in doing some hiking on your own, there are several trails that we recommend.
- Humpback Rock is a steep, but popular trail in the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway with great views.
- Sugar Hollow Loop is a loop that starts at Sugar Hollow and climbs up to the Appalachian Trail on Skyline Drive.
- The Saunders-Monticello Trail stretches 2 miles along the south side of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Rt. 53) and across Saunders Bridge to the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith History Center.
- Ivy Creek Natural Area Trail is a 215-acre preserve that borders the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir and is a mix of upland woods, pine stands, open fields, streams, and two miles of shoreline.
- The Rugged Mountain Natural Area Trail is a beautiful 980-acre forest of mature oak, hickory, poplar, pine, and maple trees with two lakes and more than four miles of shoreline.