Best Easy Day Hikes Richmond, Virginia  by Johnny Molloy

Best Easy Day Hikes: Richmond, Virginia Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Richmond, Virginia  by Johnny Molloy
Best Easy Day Hikes Richmond, Virginia includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for 20 short, easy-to-follow hikes within an hour of the greater capital area. The hikes reach into Petersburg and Chesterfield, Henrico, Prince George, Amelia and Powhatan Counties, and offer views of James River rapids, lakeside loops at state parks, greenways at county parks, and rural outings at wildlife areas.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Richmond, Virginia" Guide Book
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This hike wanders a plethora of paths amid a 2,200-acre piece of land nestled against the Appomattox River in Amelia County. The trail system is composed of double-track trails that border forest and ...
Powhatan, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.8
This hike explores a wetland/lake deep in the heart of Pocahontas State Park. Trailside scenery includes watery vistas from two observation piers, rolling woods, a wetland boardwalk, and the site of a ...
Chesterfield, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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An Indian village, a Civil War prison camp, an iron foundry, a rock quarry, and now a city park in the middle of the James River, Belle Isle has been through many incarnations. Today you can enjoy h ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
This hike makes a slender circuit near Reedy Creek at James River Park. It first follows the narrow and winding Buttermilk Trail, then wanders along the James, where islands await exploration. It then ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.9
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This urban hike travels through Richmond’s downtown along restored canals dug to circumvent rapids of the James River. Now, downtown looms over the canal, a watery window to Richmond’s past. The Canal ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
This hike takes you on a couple of the many short trails in Deep Run Park, including the quieter north end of the retreat. The paved path wanders through hickory-oak woods and near developed facilitie ...
Glenn Allen, VA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.9
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This hike takes you through attractive woods down to Ashton Creek Marsh, where a long boardwalk offers a firsthand look at this wetland. The hike then saddles alongside the Appomattox River, where mor ...
Chester, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
This walk travels along a park lake then joins gravel trails through woods and finally a path named the “Exercise Trail” to make a loop that is worth a visit. The park as a whole is well kept and main ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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This preserved wildland near the famous re-created Henricus Village of the 1600s offers a big loop hike where you can become one with the wetlands along the James River in lower Chesterfield County, a ...
Chester, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
This hike circuits the Poor Creek drainage of Petersburg National Battlefield. Leave the site of Fort Haskell and travel through bottoms, hills, and by the old Taylor Farm, all playing roles in the Un ...
Petersburg, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.7
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Enjoy downtown panoramas and shoals of the James River as you trace an elevated floodwall. Next join the Slave Trail through woods along the river. End at historic Manchester Docks before retracing yo ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
This trail loops its way on the north side of Swift Creek Lake at Pocahontas State Park. After bridging the lake, the hike travels through multiple forest ecosystems. It also explores the cultural his ...
Chesterfield, VA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
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This hike explores part of Petersburg National Battlefield. The now wooded lands offer a natural respite contrasting with the dark Civil War days. Start at a replicated siege site, then travel a well- ...
Petersburg, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.4
This hike travels the North Bank Trail along the James River. Here, you can view river rapids and head to a popular sunning and swimming spot—if the river is low enough. Even if the water is up, hike ...
Richmond, VA - Fishing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
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If you are looking for a beautiful destination and an extended hike, take the Old Mill Bicycle Trail, which wanders through Pocahontas State Park while circling Third Branch and Beaver Lake. The well- ...
Chesterfield, VA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.1
Enjoy shoals and beaches along the James River at this popular water lover’s destination. The hike then takes you amid wetlands and to a wildlife blind and also along a small stream named Pleasant Cre ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
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This hike makes a loop on the lesser-used trails of Powhatan Wildlife Management Area. Start at one of the three angler ponds here, then wander grassy tracks through rolling woods where you may see de ...
Powhatan, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
This seemingly forgotten park is used mostly by nearby locals and mountain bikers. Consider making this woodsy loop, which travels the wetlands of Powhite Creek before climbing an adjacent hill then c ...
Bon Air, VA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
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Rockwood Park, a green oasis in Chesterfield County’s South Side, is the setting for this loop, just one of the many trails in this multipurpose park. Gregory’s Pond is a scenic highlight of the hike. ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.7
Combine this short trek with a visit to the elaborate nature center here at Three Lakes Park. The nature center, which overlooks the middle lake of the three impoundments, focuses on the plants and an ...
Chamberlayne, VA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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