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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Land Status: City Managed
      Brooks Family YMCA at McIntire Park google parking directions
      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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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      • 12
      • 2
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 8, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      4,328 ft
      Total Vertical
      579 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      891 ft
      Reports
      323
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,365

      Photos of Observatory Hill Mountain Bike

      trail: Space Loam
      58 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 5:28pm
      Dec 29, 2020
      trail: Space Loam
      41 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 5:28pm
      Dec 29, 2020
      trail: Space Loam
      34 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 5:27pm
      Dec 29, 2020
      40 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 5:27pm
      Dec 29, 2020

      Videos of Observatory Hill Mountain Bike

      OTB On Massive Step up
      226 | Dec 8, 2020
      O-Hill Jumps
      1:00 | 1202 | May 12, 2017
      O-Hill Mountain Biking [Observatory Hill in...
      5:54 | 42 | Jan 30, 2021 , Charlottesville
      O-Hill Mountain Biking [Observatory Hill in...
      5:54 | 51 | Jan 30, 2021 , Charlottesville

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Around n Over the fallen trees
      Mar 15, 2021 @ 1:09pm
      Mar 15, 2021
      IdealJahlewis CAMBC

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1249667bruvaraddreportRTF Meadow Creek section and 3 more
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 6:34pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      user #1249667bruvaraddreportFoxhaven Fields Connector and 9 more
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 7:19pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      user #1249667bruvaraddreportO-Hill "Fire Road" and 4 more
      Apr 1, 2021 @ 7:13pm
      Apr 1, 2021
      user #2350729OG-RvamtbcommenttrailRTF Meadow Creek section
      Mar 29, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Mar 29, 2021
      user #2350729OG-RvamtbvotetrailRTF Southern Section
      Mar 29, 2021 @ 12:42pm
      Mar 29, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2350729OG-RvamtbtrailRTF Meadow Creek sectionPoorly marked through the golf course. Just...
      Mar 29, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Mar 29, 2021
      user #1135490foco1515trailRTF Southern SectionMuch improved over the past year - still a few...
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 9:51am
      Sep 25, 2020
      user #1891894MikebikesandhikestrailRTF Southern SectionNot very fun to bike on west of azalea park....
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 7:26pm
      Nov 1, 2019
      user #1891894MikebikesandhikestrailRTF Meadow Creek sectionThere’s no good way to get over the train...
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 7:23pm
      Nov 1, 2019
      user #1475235JahlewistrailOlder FireroadGiven the erosion on this rode, and the amount...
      Mar 25, 2019 @ 6:36am
      Mar 25, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Albemarle High School 72.2 km
      Triangle Trails 8 42.4 km
      Ragged Mountain 7 32.5 km
      Biscuit Run4.4 km
      Walnut Creek Park 7 7 39.2 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2523 miles4,327 ft10 miles581 ft
      #3,119#1,40553233,046
      E-Bike11,877 ft69 ft495 ft197 ft
      #1,768#43031082
      Hike2423 miles4,206 ft10 miles581 ft
      #2,606#1,300320111
      Trail Running2423 miles4,206 ft10 miles581 ft
      #2,606#1,29732015
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