Pocahontas State Park

Richmond, Virginia

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The premier hiking trail at Pocahontas State Park encircles Beaver Lake. Misleadingly named, the lake was actually the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and this route descends from the park’s CCC Museum to pass the Depression-era stone spillway before circling the lake. Forest Exploration Trial, the park’s newest, crosses Swift Creek just where it begins to widen north of Swift Creek Lake. Though not connected (except by pavement) the two loops together highlight the park’s cultural and ecological heritage.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

by Nathan Lott (Menasha Ridge Press)

The premier hiking trail at Pocahontas State Park encircles Beaver Lake. Misleadingly named, the lake was actually the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and this route descends from the park’s CCC Museum to pass the Depression-era stone spillway before circling the lake.

Forest Exploration Trial, the park’s newest, crosses Swift Creek just where it begins to widen north of Swift Creek Lake. Though not connected (except by pavement) the two loops together highlight the park’s cultural and ecological heritage.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Richmond
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Pocahontas State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Pocahontas State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

3/23/2010
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Nice farm - sheep, horses, cows, etc. It's old and well maintained. Nice tour of the farm's house. The trails in the woods were simple for walking with our jogging carriage, but it wasn't much of a hike. The trails are small and poorly marked, so you keep going around in little circles. Took us 45 minutes to wander the entire area. Friendly farm staff. Great for kids, lots of info, tours, demonstrations, etc. In March, there weren't too many bugs yet.



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