Kids in Parks TRACK Trail

KIPRockfishValleyTrailhead_FinalWe are pleased to announce the opening of a Kids In Parks TRACK Trail in the Rockfish Valley on April 3rd at 3:30 p.m. Visit the Rockfish Valley TRACK Trail to start exploring today!

The Rockfish Valley TRACK Trail is located in Nelson County, VA. The TRACK Trail kiosk is adjacent to the Camille Memorial Trailhead, about 2 miles south of Nellysford, on the right just after crossing the Rockfish River on Route 151. Look for the large boulders marking the parking area and trailhead.

From the Blue Ridge Parkway:

Take the Reid’s Gap exit at Milepost 13.5 and head east on Rt. 664 for about 4 miles.  Turn left on Rt. 151 and proceed 0.7 miles to the parking area on the left, just before the bridge over the Rockfish River. PLEASE NOTE: During the winter the Parkway is not plowed and is frequently closed. The Parkway is also prone to heavy fog. To check the weather conditions and view live webcams on the Parkway before your trip, visit

From Charlottesville:

Take 64 west to the exit for Route 250 at Crozet. Follow 250 west to Route 151 South. For a scenic route, take 250 west from Charlottesville all the way to Rt 151. Follow Route 151 South 14 miles, past Nellysford (which has good options for lunch and dinner). The trail parking lot will be on the right immediately after crossing the Rockfish River Bridge.

Directions to Rockfish Valley Foundation’s Natural History Center at Spruce Creek Park

Spruce Creek Park is about 1 mile south of Nellysford on the left, with parking off Glenthorne Loop (Route 627). You can continue about 1/2 a mile down Glenthorne Loop to reach the Glenthorne Trailhead, on your right just after a sharp left bend in the road. Please drive gently along Glenthorne Loop!

Kids in Parks logoNEW Natural History Center Located inside the Old Wintergreen Country Store at 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958. Follow the Directions above to Spruce Creek Park. There is a small parking lot in front of the Natural History Center or you can park in the more spacious parking area on Glenthorne Loop. Hours for the Center are 10 -4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Phone: 434-361-0271