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- Distance: 11.3
Dogwood Dell parking area
Location: 37.538073, -77.481701
There are several places to start this trail. This is Dogwood Dell parking lot. You could also start from Reedy Creek or the Belle Isle parking area among others.
The Nickle Bridge
Location: 37.53303, -77.4831
Location: 37.52535, -77.47584
As you descend these switchbacks you will see a bridge being built on your left. The trail is being rerouted around this eroded unsustainable feature.
Location: 37.52503, -77.45619
Here you will come up to a covered bridge that ends with a set of stairs. Take these stairs down then follow the trail that heads east, along the fence next to the railroad.
End of Buttermilk
Location: 37.52623, -77.45361
Here is a wooden bridge over the river. Take this bridge to Belle Isle
Location: 37.52732, -77.45308
End of the footbridge
Location: 37.53438, -77.44964
Begining of Northbank
Location: 37.53507, -77.44864
After the footbridge turn left (west) on the gravel road, follow signs to Northbank Trail.
End of gravel road
Location: 37.53443, -77.45301
the gate here is always closed, the trail goes south around this small fence, follow it.
Location: 37.53198, -77.47604