Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Henricus Historical Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia

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The 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area abuts Henricus Historical Park (see page 70), site of an English settlement just four years younger than Jamestown. The area’s present topography bears the scars of four centuries of human manipulation, beginning with the moat-building project for which it was named. Yet nature persists undaunted, and this hike, which traces a tidal inlet of the James that was formerly an oxbow bend in the river, affords you the chance to escape civilization into a marsh teeming with wildlife.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

by Nathan Lott (Menasha Ridge Press)

The 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area abuts Henricus Historical Park (see page 70), site of an English settlement just four years younger than Jamestown. The area’s present topography bears the scars of four centuries of human manipulation, beginning with the moat-building project for which it was named.

Yet nature persists undaunted, and this hike, which traces a tidal inlet of the James that was formerly an oxbow bend in the river, affords you the chance to escape civilization into a marsh teeming with wildlife.

©  Nathan Lott/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Richmond National Battlefield Park
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Henricus Historical Park

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