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Rockfish Valley Trails

Welcome to RVF!

Our Foundation works hard to preserve the natural, historical, ecological and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley. We accomplish this through enriching the lives of our community by supporting the Rockfish Valley Loop Trail system, Spruce Creek Park and the lands associated with them. The mission furthers supports conservation, recreation, preservation and environmental education and promotes a rural tourism experience in the Rockfish Valley of Nelson County, Virginia.

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View of Three Ridges and the South Fork of the Rockfish River from the Rockfish River Trail

Natural History Center

Natural History Center

The Natural History Center is the newest addition to the Rockfish Valley Foundation. Through a partnership with the Martinsville Natural History Museum, Grants, and Donations from Visitors like YOU, we host bi-annual exhibits and regular lectures on the Natural History of the Rockfish Valley. Our Center is open from 10 -4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Call us to today to book your school or community group. 434-361-0271

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Spruce Creek Park

Spruce Creek Park

Enjoy an hike on the trails followed by a picnic in the park. This 0.7 mile section of the trail follows Route 627 and loops around an agricultural field back to the Spruce Creek Gallery. You can link to the Reids Creek section of the Trail next to the Elk Hill Baptist Church. A few Bluebird boxes are found along this trail. Look for Swallows, Sparrows, Vireos, Gnatcatchers, Waxwings, and Warblers.

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One of the bridges at Spruce Creek Park
Nelson Scenic Loop

Nelson Scenic Loop

Attention history buffs, naturalists, architectural hounds, hikers, and wine aficionados! The Nelson Scenic Loop — comprised of four scenic byways — is a 50-mile auto and bike tour that features Nelson County’s bounty of natural, cultural, and historic attractions. The Nelson Scenic Loop extends along the steep, narrow valleys and wider floodplains carved by the Tye and Rockfish Rivers.

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Nelson Scenic Loop