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RVA Urban Water Hike - Intermediate ~4.5 - 5 miles~

Rain, Rain, Rain go away and come back another day! Looks like RVA is going to have multiple showers over the next few days so we will take our hiking to the streets! (and avoid slippery trails!)

We will meet behind the big Suntrust building off of Semmes/Cowardin Ave. and hit the Floodwall towards the city. We will cross the Hull St. bridge and jump on the Canal Walk where we will take in street art and cool architecture. Heading onto Brown's Island we will dip down to the river for a quick swim/cool off on the hidden beach area near the pipeline.

After some sand in our shoes, we will continue across Brown's Island and head to Belle Isle. We will enjoy the river and some swim time before heading across the wooden bridge and out the back of Belle Isle. We will then weave our way under the Manchester Bridge and back to the cars.

The hike is mostly flat and on-leash. Please email me with any questions!

Meet behind the Suntrust buildings off of Semmes Ave. Turn on 12th Street and go behind the buildings and park on the street. Mapquest isn't completely clear so look for the Suntrust building. You will park behind the buildings Railroad (AKA Riverview) Avenue behind Suntrust. You can also turn off Semmes on an un-marked street next to a big blue sign in the grass that says "Suntrust Mortgages." If you're going south on the Manchester Bridge, this is the first right off Semmes. 12th street is the second right, and you can turn on either. The street where we park is called Railroad Avenue on the map, but the street sign says Riverview Avenue, so don't let that throw you off.

We are thrilled that folks are enthusiastic about joining us on our hikes! Please understand that we can only accommodate a certain number of folks and pups on a given hike. Our group sizes are limited to ensure that we can effectively manage each group. You are welcome to RSVP with a guest (or two), but if the hike is filled up, please respect our limitations. There are more hikes on the way, you won't be left out!


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  • Janice A.

    Hope, Ella, Winston, Guru, Hannah, Buddy, Nova, Sadie, Hazel and Weston hit the city streets and took in the sights and sounds of the city. We enjoyed the views from the floodwall and canal walk before hitting the pipeline beach for a cool swim. We then hit Brown's Island and took in the Xterra race (even cheered for some participants!) before heading to Belle Isle and hanging out on the rocks. Thank you everyone for coming out this beautiful morning! I look forward to see you on your next hike!

    Pictures posted on FB:!/pages/Canine-Adventures-Human-Adventure/[masked]

    June 15, 2014

  • Paige

    Janice, I am not going to be able to come today. I am not feeling well. Can I get a refund or just save it for another hike?

    June 15, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Feel better! We will get you a refund!

      June 15, 2014

  • Tara

    Hi Janice, We'd love to join you for the hike. Not sure if I'll bring Stuart or Marlow. I'd like to use my free pass. -Tara

    1 · June 12, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Hi Tara! If it helps, we won't be on any single track trails where bikes will be close. We will cross one bridge with cars, but the walking area is wide.

      June 12, 2014

    • Tara

      Thanks Janice! It looks like we won't be able to join you today after all. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! Enjoy the weather for us:)

      June 15, 2014

  • Emily & F.

    Can Frankie & I use our free hike pass on Sunday? :o)

    1 · June 13, 2014

  • Maureen

    Hi Janice! Sadie, Hazel and I would love to come and use our free pass please!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, Ella, Winston and I are looking forward to it!

    1 · June 11, 2014

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Additional notes: Must email hike leader and change status to "Not Going" 2 hour before hike.

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