"Urban Hiking is a walk in the city that sometimes leads off the beaten path." Richmond, Virginia | RVA

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Explore Richmond's rich African-American History, as we hike along side some of the city's most treasured Black Icons.

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1st Sunday Hike

June 2, 2024 @7AM

Gabriel Prosser Hike at Bryan Park

Meet - Waterfall Bridge/Park on Gabriel Prosser Circle - 4308 Hermitage Road, RVA 23227

2nd Sunday Hike

June 9, 2024 @2PM

Slave Trail Walk

Meet/Park at Manchester Dock - 1308 Brander Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224

Attire: Wear All White

3rd Sunday Hike

June 16, 2024 @7AM

Black Wall Street Hike • Jackson Ward

Meet/Park at the Hippodrome Theatre - 528 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219 - Park between 2nd & Clay Streets or 2nd & Leigh Streets

4th Sunday Hike

June 23, 2024 @7AM

Arthur Ashe Hike • Monument Avenue

Meet/Park - 3399 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23221

5th Sunday Hike

June 30, 2024 @7AM

Reconciliation Hike to The Capital

Meet in front of the Main Street Station/Park anywhere near the station, such as, 100 Ambler Street. 

Quick Facts:

Duration: 1.0 hr. to 2.0 hours

Distance: 2/3 miles

Difficulty: Easy to moderate to difficult, mostly flat walk. Expect dirt paths, hills, some rocky terrain, and can include a couple of staircases.

What to wear: Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots recommended; long breathable pants, if you decide to wear shorts...we encourage wearing long socks, sunscreen, rainwear, multiple layers (as weather requires) are also recommended. Refrain from wearing perfume or scented lotions.🐝

What to bring: A light backpack to include water and snacks. Although not mandatory, walking sticks if desired. A hat, bug spray, a bag to dispose of food wrappers, and litter items.

LEAVE NO TRACE 🚫🚮

Weather concerns: Some light rain can make for an enjoyable walk with the right clothing! But in case of heavy rain or inclement weather, we will cancel.

Meeting location: Details included on Instagram, at RVAFitnessWarriors.org, as well as on this page. Follow us on all platforms to stay in the know.

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