Hiking opportunities are unparalleled in the Waynesboro area!
In town, Waynesboro’s parks offer a number of walking / jogging trails to please the outdoor enthusiast. Among our newest additions is the Greenway Trail, a 1.1-mile trail that follows the South River and winds among the industrial section of town. Walkers, joggers, bikers, and roller-bladers will love that the trail is paved and offers wildlife viewing along the river. Eventually, the Greenway will connect to North Park and Ridgeview Park,
In addition to the Greenway Trail downtown, Coyner Springs Park on the edge of town offers 145-acres of woods and open meadow with mowed walking trails. Dogs are welcome at this off-leash nature area.
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation is also developing Sunset Park to repurpose the old landfill. Mountain bike trails are being developed there with the hopes of one day joining them with the rail-to-trail passing through the Crozet Tunnel. Follow updates on the Parks and Recreation website.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Outside of town, a short three-mile drive will take visitors to either the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive. Hundreds of trails can be accessed here, including the Appalachian Trail.
One of the most popular hiking trails on the Parkway is the Humpback Rocks Trail, located at milepost 6.0. Ranked as moderate/strenuous, the one-mile trail treats hikers to incredible payoff views of the Shenandoah Valley! If an uphill climb is not your idea of fun, there are less strenuous hikes at the foot of Humpback, as well as a family-friendly farm trail across the road at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.
Additionally, rock-climbing instruction and excursions can be arranged through Blue Ridge Mountain Guides in Wintergreen, VA. These certified guides cater to all ages and climbing abilities.