R Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

Hopewell, Virginia

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This short, well-trod loop passes diverse terrain: hillsides forested in mature hardwoods, the cattail-and-cordgrass marsh along Ashton Creek, and the wide Appomattox River on its way to meet the James. Located near Hopewell, the park is as convenient to Petersburg as to Richmond’s Southside.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

by Nathan Lott (Menasha Ridge Press)

This short, well-trod loop passes diverse terrain: hillsides forested in mature hardwoods, the cattail-and-cordgrass marsh along Ashton Creek, and the wide Appomattox River on its way to meet the James. Located near Hopewell, the park is as convenient to Petersburg as to Richmond’s Southside.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hopewell
Distance: 1.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

Recent Trail Reviews

9/22/2015
0

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.


2/10/2007
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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.



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