60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond
by Nathan Lott (Menasha Ridge Press)
© Nathan Lott/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
I walk this trail at least twice a month. It is very a comfortable hike for beginners and offers an opportunity for one to start and learn great hiking techniques. Bring binoculars.
We hiked the trail on a clear, sunny Saturday. The trail is mostly flat and traverses attractive land areas. The trail itself is partly on paved and unpaved forest roads and partly on woodland single-track. The trail markings and maintenance leave a lot to be desired. In several places, the trail and the blue blazes just disappeared; use of double blazes to warn of changes in direction was inconsistent; signage was very confusing and sent half of our crew on a 2-mile misdirection. The maps that the VDOF provides are very poor; the one in the guide is marginally better.
Sign in/up to upload photos.