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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      O-Hill is owned by the University of Virginia and represents some of the most aggressive trails in the Charlottesville Area. Its location along the RTF makes it a popular destination as part of an in-town mountain bike ride. Be prepared for steep, rocky climbs and descents. Trails cross each other all over the mountain, making it relatively easy to make several laps up and down the mountain without repeating many trails.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Access Info:
      There is parking at the upper gate on the Upper Perimeter. Also entrances using the Rivanna Trail from Fontaine or Ivy road.
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      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      CAMBC
      (cambc.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,439
      State Ranking
      #27
      Trails
      19
      Reports
      53
      Ridden Counter
      170

      Videos of Observatory Hill Mountain Bike

      O-Hill Jumps
      1:00 | 435 | May 12, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #868222pinkcycleaddridelogJun 22, 2018 ride log
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 10:37am
      2 days
      user #1322146PoizenmriddentrailRivanna Trail and 1 more
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 5:01pm
      Jun 16, 2018
      user #1359084spe8addridelogJun 14, 2018 ride log
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:25pm
      Jun 14, 2018
      user #868222pinkcycleaddridelogJun 14, 2018 ride log
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Jun 14, 2018
      user #1558907BillTalleyaddridelogJun 7, 2018 ride log and 2 more
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 4:22am
      Jun 14, 2018
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      • By bruvar & contributors
      • Admins: theWVPedaler
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