James River State Park

Norwood, Virginia 24581

James River State Park

James River State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Set in bucolic Buckingham County, the 1,500-acre James River State Park perches on 3 miles of riverside property that has cultural roots reaching back to pre-Revolution and one of Virginia’s most influential families.

Trails range from flat paths along the James to pitchy routes through the young pine and hardwood forests on the valley hillsides. Equestrians are some of the park’s heaviest users, but 15 miles of trails that span both river and forest habitats offer hikers a lesson in how a small park can still deliver big rewards."

James River State Park Reviews

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8/29/2009
Trail is a mix of single track, double track, paved. Steep and rocky in places offering a good challenge, nice single tracks through the forrest, some gravel roads, but a very nice over look of the confluence of the Tye and James river makes it all worth it. The riverside trail was flat, overgrown and buggy.
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Trail Information

Norwood
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Open daily, dawn to dusk. The park is closed for hunts for a few weeks in Nov and Dec.
Season
Hunting
Additional Use
James River State Park, 104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone; (434) 933-4355 www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/jam.shtml Schedule: Open daily, dawn to dusk. The park is closed for hunts for a few weeks in Nov and Dec.
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 55, C5
Local Maps