This trail starts at Bodo's on Emmett street. It ends where the trail goes under the RR crossing. This trail has a concrete culvert crossing under a major road. It does have a stream that runs through it, but most of the time the water is only about 1-2 inches deep and flowing. During and after heavy rains, this section is not passable.
The trail follows the creek for most of the way. There is a second concrete culvert that goes under the railroad tracks. The Rivanna Trail Foundation website states that it is illegal to ride the culvert under the tracks, so re-route accordingly, or risk getting caught riding through it.