The Mendota Trail

The Mendota Trail is a 12.5-mile hiking and biking recreational corridor, spanning tranquil countryside and forests on gentle grades between Bristol, Virginia and Mendota, Virginia.


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Bristol Trailhead — 3460 Island Road

Benhams 7720 Rich Valley Road

Mendota Trailhead — Across from 2421 Mendota Rd.

From Rails to Trail

The Mendota Trail is a 12.5-mile hiking and biking recreational trail located in Washington County, between Bristol, Virginia, and Mendota, Virginia. It is under active development with 6.1 miles of the trail now open from Bristol. The Mendota end has two miles currently open with additional miles anticipated in the near future. Take a moment to view our video!

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Mendota Trail  PO Box 1322 Bristol, VA 24203

Rules for Mendota Trail Use

Only officially announced portions of the trail are open to the public; the rest of the corridor is closed due to dangerous conditions; non-permitted usage is solely at the user’s own risk. Open dawn to dusk. No trespassing on the adjacent private property. No motorized vehicles. No hunting or discharge of firearms. No animals other than leashed non-vicious dogs; dog waste must be disposed of properly. Minors must be accompanied by adults. TRAIL USERS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK AND BY USING THE TRAIL WAIVE ALL CLAIMS OF INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE AGAINST THE MENDOTA TRAIL CONSERVANCY, INC., ITS AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, BOARD MEMBERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES.