The Mendota Trail

The Mendota Trail is a 12.5-mile hiking and biking recreational corridor, spanning tranquil countryside, forests, and creeks on gentle grades between Bristol, Virginia and Mendota, Virginia. The trail is owned  and maintained by Washington County, Virginia and the Bristol Trailhead is owned and managed by the Washington County Park Authority, (276) 525-1300.

Find Us

Bristol Trailhead — 3460 Island Road, Bristol, VA

Benhams  7720 Rich Valley Road, Bristol, VA

Mendota Trailhead Across from 2421 Mendota Road, Mendota, VA

From Rails to Trail

Our trail dream began in 2016. It became
a reality in 2023! Take a moment to view
our video.

Our Brochure

Rules for Mendota Trail Use

  • Open dawn to dusk
  • No trespassing on adjacent property
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No littering, tobacco products, alcohol, or drugs
  • No hunting or discharge of firearms
  • Minors must be accompanied by adults
  • No animals other than leashed non-vicious dogs *Dog waste must be disposed of properly
  • Equestrian use is not permitted

*Trail users do so as their own risk and by using the trail waive all claims of injury or property damage against trail owner, its agents, volunteers, employees, contractors, board members, and representatives.