York River State Park

Williamsburg, Virginia

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At 2,550 acres, York River State Park encompasses a great diversity of terrain and ecosystems. Visitors likewise enjoy numerous options for exploring the park’s estuarine marshes, the sandy shoreline of the tidal York, and the wooded ridges overlooking both. This balloon hike can be extended to the east or west.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond

by Nathan Lott (Menasha Ridge Press)

At 2,550 acres, York River State Park encompasses a great diversity of terrain and ecosystems. Visitors likewise enjoy numerous options for exploring the park’s estuarine marshes, the sandy shoreline of the tidal York, and the wooded ridges overlooking both. This balloon hike can be extended to the east or west.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Williamsburg
Distance: 6.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: York River State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to York River State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

9/1/2007
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Nice trail 5 minutes from downtown Richmond. Half of the hike is on a wide gravel path/road used heavily by mountain bikers. Other half is on a dirt path through the woods. The woods section is beautiful. It is hard to imagine you are that close to the city. The hike is easy and fast. When at the northwestern part of the circuit, you can take a path across a small inlet to the 42nd Street Island. When you come out the other side of the path, you will behold beatiful views of the James River (with loads of rocks to lounge on) and a view of the Richmond skyline.



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