Past Meetup

Fri, Jan 11, 7:30 a.m. - Hike Legends to Church Hill to Pop's Mkt. and beyond!

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Legend Brew Pub

321 W 7th St., Richmond, VA · Richmond, VA

How to find us

On W 7th St. near Semmes Ave., look for a White Ford Escape and milling-about, smiling, hiker-looking people.

Details

• What we'll do: Let's do this 8-mile riverfront-and-urban hike yet again. From W. 7th St. near Legend Brewing Co., we'll take the Buttermilk Trail a short distance west to the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, from there descending to the path under the Manchester Bridge to the western flood wall. We'll cross the James on Mayo's Bridge, then head east along the canal walk to Dock St. We'll take 25th St. up to East Main. After a few blocks farther east, we'll ascend to Libby Hill Park and go on to circle Chimborazo Park. On the far side of the park, we'll cross East Broad to East Marshall and take it west to the corner of 27th Street, where a right turn will take us north to M. St., taking it or Jefferson Ave. west for several blocks to skirt Jefferson Park's northern edge of stately homes on Union Hill. Descending to Shockhoe Bottom, we'll then head up East Broad to cut over on Governor St. and go through the Virginia State Capitol grounds. A few more blocks on East Grace will take us to Pop's Market (the 6.3-ish mile mark) for those of us who wish to share a mid-morning breakfast. From Pop's, we'll take 5th St. south to a pedestrian bridge crossing Kanawha Canal to Brown's Island. And at not-so-long last, we'll recross the James on the T. Tyler Potterfield pedestrian bridge and head up a flight of many metal stairs to return to our starting point. • What to bring Your water. Your snack. Your sense of humor. • Important to know Arrive early! We will depart no later than 7:30 a.m. – and before that should everyone be present. Be present. If someone wishes to stop to photograph nature or answer its call, we'll stop. This won't be a stroll; our pace will be brisk, e.g., 2.5 to 3 mph. Please know your limits and be able to keep up. A tip of the olde hiking cap to George Tisdale for allowing me to pirate his write up.