We start at the Great Shiplock Park on Dock Street and climb Pear Street to the foot of Libby Hill. Then we climb again, this time to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Libby Hill Park. A short walk up 29th Street will bring us to East Broad Street which will take us to Chimborazo Park. We'll leave The Hill on Government Road, passing through Gillies Creek Park on our way to Rocketts Landing. From there we will follow the Virginia Capital Trail back to the Great Shiplock Park. This is a 3.6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 184.2 feet.
If you are unfamiliar with the meet up location, add a few minutes to your travel schedule so you can locate us. Finding suitable parking in this area can sometimes be difficult because of ongoing road improvements in the vicinity. The hike begins at the posted time. This is anticipated to be a four mile hike over cobblestones, sidewalks, city streets, park areas, and pedestrian/bicycle trails.