Trail Map

The new city map with color coded trails. Richmondhillmap_city_2015

The city's new map of Richmond Hill Park using color coded trails.

The city’s new map of Richmond Hill Park using color coded trails.

This map is a great addition to information available about Richmond Hill Park, however more detailed maps are still needed that can incorporate smaller streams and wetlands, as well as the locations of points of interest.

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Behold the first map of Richmond Hill Park. This map doesn’t show all the trails but it’s a great start.

This is the first map for use in Richmond Hill Park. While it doesn't show all the trails it's a start. Note the the loop off the far right is partially on private because the City of Asheville traded the land away when the armory and parking lot was built. Currently SORB is working on building a connector trail and it should be done in the next few months. Map created by Ari Livanos. Thanks Ari!

This is the first map for use in Richmond Hill Park. While it doesn’t show all the trails it’s a great start. Note the loop off the far right is partially on private land because the City of Asheville traded the land away when the armory and parking lot were built. Currently SORB is working on building a connector trail and it should be done in the next few months. Map created by Ari Livanos. Thanks Ari!

The hold up is that the City of Asheville traded away some of what was Richmond Hill Park so the armory could be built. That land is now private property yet contains part of the trail system. The land that was traded is the area behind the disc golf course and this land is now for sale. See this link for details.

If you use the trail behind the disc golf course you are using land that was part of the park but was traded away. Do you think this land should become part the park again?  Find out who to contact below to let your opinion be known.

People to Contact:

Asheville Parks and Rec. Department

Roderick Simmons, Parks Director – rsimmons@ashevillenc.gov

Al Kopf – Superintendent – akopf@ashevillenc.gov

Woodfin  – jasonyoung@woodfin-nc.gov

Buncombe County Park Department

Fran Thigpen – Director – fran.thigpen@buncombecounty.org

Luckily the trails all connect so you can’t really get lost. Use Smith Creek as a reference and you’ll be fine. The parking lot is uphill and the river and railroad tracks are downhill.

If you chose to take a dog into the park with you, please keep your dog on a leash. We love dogs, but dogs are hard on the wildlife, like ground nesting birds and fragile wildflowers, and can negatively affect other trail users.

If you take pictures and the park, we want to post them.

Enjoy the park and good luck.

Don’t forget to follow us by clicking on the “follow tab” in the lower right hand side of the screen.

2 thoughts on “Trail Map

  1. Hello! I am moving to Asheville soon and plan to visit during the holidays. I am a member of IMBA/SORBA in St Augustine, Florida. I am interested in becoming a Friend of Richmond Park once I settle in your area. My family and I love Richmond Park and we live 10 minutes away off Leicester! Can you please provide me information regarding your organization? Thank you!

    Rob

    • Hi Rob, I’m glad to hear that you enjoy Richmond Hill Park, its my favorite part of Asheville. Right now there is no membership aspect to the Friends of Richmond Hill Park but I would like to change that in the future. Currently the blog acts as a clearing house for information about the park. If you are interested in becoming more involved with park or the blog site let me know and I can fill you on whats going on. Please click on the FOLLOW tab so that you keep up with events in the park. Our next workday is Dec. 13. and it would be great to meet you. We’ll be removing invasive species to restore wetland habitat and keep the trails open.

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