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long distance multi-use non-motorized trails

South Hill, VA

weather (right) day-trip itinerary & Market Square Parking map (below)

South Hill to La Crosse ~ Round-trip 10 milesprinter friendly version

(best for experienced cyclists)

This 5 mile connection between South Hill and La Crosse is winding and hilly. There is beautiful countryside filled with trees and pastures to enjoy, but this on-road route is best for experienced cyclists.

Even though there is not an official trailhead for the town of South Hill, there is plenty to see and experience. If you want to begin your trail journey in South Hill, you are welcome to park in the downtown Market Square parking lot on South Mecklenburg Avenue, Sunday-Friday. Saturdays, the Market Square is home to the Farmers Market and parking is available across the street at the public library. Then travel on Goodes Ferry Rd towards the town of La Crosse.

  • The Farmers Market is one of those experiences worth checking out. Some of the things you may see is seasonal produce, home baked goods, gourd art, hand sewn items, and even a local beekeeper and his honey.
  • While in South Hill make sure to visit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia on 306 W. Main Street / (434) 447-2551. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 4PM. They have an interesting film depicting tobacco farming history and modern technology and two floors of farming equipment, artifacts and photographs, as well as a tobacco barn that visitors may tour on the outside of the museum.
  • Trail users may also want to visit the Chamber of Commerce building located a short distance away at 201 S. Mecklenburg Avenue. This old train depot building features the Doll & Train Museums and an antique red caboose!
  • If you happen to be around for lunch take advantage of the multiple eatery options. Try the Glass House Grill, Brian’s Steakhouse or the Horseshoe which has delicious onion rings!


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Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails Representative: Kim Callis