Trolley Line – Ashland/Hanover County

Trolley Line – Ashland/Hanover County


The Trolley Line character area starts at the northern gateway of the Fall Line at Carter Park in the Town of Ashland. The trail follows the old trolley line that last carried passengers between Richmond and Ashland more than 80 years ago.Downtown Ashland and Randolph Macon College are less than a mile from the trailhead. For those just beginning their journey, the Trolley Line section covers the first two miles through peaceful woodlands to the intersection with Cobbs Road in Hanover County.

Vision Elements

The Fall Line through this context area incorporates elements of the Main Street Trail north into Ashland and the Scenic Route typology south through the existing Trolley Line corridor. Key elements of these typologies for this section include:

  • On-street bicycle and pedestrian connections into downtown Ashland
  • Historical markers
  • Boardwalks and interpretive signage through environmentally sensitive areas