Snapshots of RVA: Pipeline Rapids Walkway and Rocketts Landing

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  • The Pipeline Overloook at ground level. The Pipeline Overloook at ground level.
  • Pipeline rapids walkway The Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway. The James River from the Pipeline Rapids Walkway.
  • Under the Manchester Bridge near Brown's Island. Under the Manchester Bridge near Brown's Island.
  • Part of Shockoe Bottom from Great Shiplock Park. Part of Shockoe Bottom from Great Shiplock Park.
  • Part of Shockoe Bottom from Great Shiplock Park. Part of Shockoe Bottom from Great Shiplock Park.
  • The James from Great Shiplock Park. The James from Great Shiplock Park.
  • Rocketts Landing from Great Shiplock Park. Rocketts Landing from Great Shiplock Park.
  • Richmond skyline from Rocketts Landing.
  • Entrance to Richmond at Rocketts Landing. Entrance to Richmond at Rocketts Landing.
  • Historical marker at Rocketts Landing. Historical marker at Rocketts Landing.
  • A water tower at Rocketts Landing. A water tower at Rocketts Landing.
  • Sunny skies at Libbie Hill Park. Sunny skies at Libbie Hill Park.
  • Sunny skies at Libbie Hill Park. Sunny skies at Libbie Hill Park.
  • Sunny skies at Libbie Hill Park. Sunny skies at Libbie Hill Park.
  • Richmond's Main Street Station. Richmond's Main Street Station.
  • Richmond's Main Street Station. Richmond's Main Street Station.
  • IMG_5329 Monroe Building from Main Street.
  • IMG_5335 Entrance to Shockoe Bottom.

I took these pictures during a trail run that began along Canal Walk. I found a pathway leading to the Pipeline Rapids Walkway near the Pipeline Overlook — the path led to a ladder, leading to the actual walkway. It’s a little hidden, but once you find it, it’s a very neat discovery. The walkway is right along the James River and you get a fantastic view of both the river and the nature along it. The walkway leads to a riverside beach and ends where Brown’s Island meets the Manchester Bridge.

After checking out the walkway, I made my way to Rocketts Landing by way of the Virginia Capital Trail, where the James River is deep enough for boats to sail. There’s actually a marina there. I headed back to the city and stopped at Libby Hill Park as well, where there is a fantastic view of the city skyline.

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