Existing trail

A Vision Beyond Pavement

The Fall Line Vision Plan, developed in 2023 by Sports Backers and Toole Design and released in 2024, is a stakeholder-informed conceptual vision for placemaking, community connections, and trailside amenities and development. Trail experiences for all users improve with more to do, more to see, and more places to go along the way, and the Vision Plan is a living document of shared recommendations to encourage community and private partners to add trail-oriented development along the Fall Line.

Historic and Geologic Significance

The fall line denotes the area where the Piedmont plateau and Atlantic Coastal Plain meet, covering roughly 900 linear miles along the eastern seaboard and creating a unique geological area characterized by dramatic elevation transitions, waterfalls, and rapids.

Communities Along the Fall Line

The Fall Line trail passes through seven Virginia localities: the Town of Ashland, Hanover County, Henrico County, the City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, the City of Colonial Heights, and the City of Petersburg.

Trail Inspiration & Model Trails

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Minneapolis Midtown Greenway

Razorback Regional Greenway

Razorback Regional Greenway