Charlottesville, VA

Saunders Monticello Trail

Just off the Thomas Jefferson Parkway, the Saunders Monticello Trail is a 4 mile out and back run leading around Carter Mountain to Monticello. The trail starts in Kemper Park and winds east to the historic home of Thomas Jefferson. It’s surface is a mix of asphalt and crushed stone, and long stretches of boardwalk add a fun bounce as you run through scenic woods. For more mileage, tack on the various other trails of the Monticello system, which have varying degrees of difficulty. 

Essentials
  • 4 miles
  • Max grade 5%
  • Kemper Park
  • Thomas Jefferson Parkway