From Rails to Trail
We need enthusiastic people to aid our efforts in the areas of:
- Grant Writing
- Trail Clearing & Maintenance
- Newsletter & Correspondance
- Event Planning
If you’d like to volunteer, please send an email to: email@example.com
You can make a donation now via Paypal by pressing the button below.
Deliver donations to:
Mountain Sports, LTD.
1061 Commonwealth Ave. | Bristol, VA 24201
Mail Donations to:
Mendota Trail Conservancy Inc.
PO Box 1322 | Bristol, VA 24203
*NOTE: Make tax-advantaged checks payable to Mendota Trail
What Has Been Accomplished?
Trail Benefits: Upon completion, this trail will improve the quality of life in our community and be a potential driver of local economic development. It will offer a venue to enjoy nature and engage in active pursuits which will benefit physical well-being. Adjacent property values will be enhanced. We have been exclusively supported by private donations and have remained diligent stewards of these gifts. These funds have been used for:
Surveying & Engineering Studies
Repair work on trestles
Obtaining necessary permits
Erecting signage for the trail
Opening the first mile on the Mendota, Virginia end on October 9, 2017
Opening 3.1 miles on the Bristol, Virginia end on August 16, 2019
Completion of a “high trestle” (40 feet above Abrams Creek and 193 feet long) in Benhams on November 13, 2020
Opening 2 additional miles on the Bristol end from Reedy Creek Road to Benhams on November 13, 2020
Opening 1 additional mile on the Bristol end with completion of Benhams Crossing Trestle and the scenic “Cut” resulting in a total of 6.2 miles on July 16, 2021
PO Box 1322
Bristol, VA 24203