Past Two Weeks
MHMTP Long Run - White Hall (13 mi)
Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the far western part of Albemarle County, this beautiful area has numerous options for scenic and peaceful running. From the parking area above the dam, one can cross the stream and head southwest up the side of the mountain along a wide and soft fire trail (the famous “Blue Hole” swim area is located along this trail) for several miles. It’s almost exactly 4 miles from the parking lot to the Appalachian Trail, and another 200 meters past that to the Blue Ridge Parkway. For a different trail run, proceed up the gravel road heading Northwest out of the parking area to the narrow single track path. This path leads you across the stream several times, and eventually makes its way to the top of the mountain and Blue Ridge Parkway. Head back down the paved road away from the dam and you can log 5 miles of scenic running, following the river east, before you arrive in the village of White Hall. Turn around and head back towards the dam and take a right on Sugar Ridge Road and within a mile you’re soaking in the breathtaking scenery of Whitehall Vineyards.