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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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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      Open on Jan 7, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      CAMBC
      (cambc.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,033
      State Ranking
      #31
      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      21
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      21
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      4,395 ft
      Total Vertical
      579 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      891 ft
      Reports
      41
      Ridden Counter
      281

      Videos of Observatory Hill Mountain Bike

      O-Hill Jumps
      1:00 | 496 | May 12, 2017
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