Boar's Head Inn Heritage Trail

Departure Address: 200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 2290 Map

Coordinates: 38.048790, -78.54134 Map

Parking: opposite of the Inn Spa Building Map

Total Distance: 5 miles

Food and Drinks: Old Mill Room, Bistro 1834, Coffee Shop at Boar's Head Sport Club

Boar's Head Inn is the official hotel of the University of Virginia. This high-end resort is set on a 573-acre country estate and is 3 miles from the University.

The walk starts on 1.5 miles of the manicured Boar's Head Heritage Trail, skirting Birdwood Golf Course, with a stop at the old Garth/Bramham family cemetery. The Heritage trail connects with the rougher Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trail, where one can continue on to parking lot picnic area for a lunch stop, before heading back.

The Ragged Mountain portion of the trail has an elevation gain of 981 feet. Recommended hike speed is about 2.5 mph. This hike is considered moderate. The trail is mostly level ground with some easy up-and-downs. Bring plenty of water and your lunch! There are portable toilets at the Reservoir parking lot.

Directions to trailhead: After you turn in to the property on Ednam Drive, you will see a large lagoon ahead. Turn right onto Boar's Head Point Rd., which runs along the north side of that pond, and park in the large lot on your right. Please note, you will not be driving to the official main building address of 200 Ednam, but staying on the right side of the road by the lagoon.

Recommended Gear: Sturdy Hiking Shoes, Hiking Poles, Headlight .

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