Normal Trail Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

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Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and for severe inclement weather. In the winter, morning icy conditions may also lead to delayed openings.

With native hardwood forest, deep ravines and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trail winds its way toward Monticello and back in a very manageable four miles. A maximum grade of 5% keeps it completely accessible to walkers, cyclists and those in wheelchairs.

Donate TodayThe Saunders-Monticello Trail and park system are open to the public daily. Please observe all signage at the park and be aware that a number of changes and additional safety measures are currently in place. Visit the Trail Hours and Rules to learn more »

Access to the Monticello visitor center campus requires passing through a security screening checkpoint. This includes access to the restrooms, café, shop, and all locations on the visitor center campus. No weapons, including firearms, knives, or sharp objects, are permitted beyond the checkpoint.

Restrooms are only available when Monticello is open.

To reduce employees’ contact with waste, guests are asked to carry out trash and properly dispose of waste outside of the park.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times while on trails and in the park. Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalks for safety reasons. However, there are seven miles of rustic, pet-friendly trails.