Hike: Sugar Hollow Reservoir
The kids and I went on a beautiful hike to Sugar Hollow Reservoir. If you live in the Charlottesville area and haven’t gone here, now’s the time. The Blue Hole is a semi-famous swimming hole in Sugar Hollow. The trail to the Blue Hole is on the south side of the parking lot, so park as soon as you see the dirt parking lot, and the trail will start from there.
I have no interest in taking my kids 1/2 mile on a steep uphill to a deep swim hole right now, but Sugar Hollow has a beautiful trail that runs right along the stream that is just our speed. It’s flat, and there are lots of places to play, and there are LOTS of rocks to collect and throw. An extra plus: little sister’s head didn’t get hit with those rocks. Since we parked a little ways back, we stopped at the first stream crossing, but if you want a big hike, keep in mind that this trail does cross the stream a couple times (a big problem certain times of year!)