Beaver Lake Trail

Pocahontas State Park, Virginia

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Beaver Lake Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It is within Pocahontas State Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 187 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 793 feet. The CCC Museum is near the trailhead.
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Beaver Lake Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It is within Pocahontas State Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 187 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 793 feet. The CCC Museum is near the trailhead.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Pocahontas State Park
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 793 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 187 feet
Top Elevation: 205 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Beaver Lake Trail
Parks: Pocahontas State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 128/205 ft
Elevation Start/End: 187/187 ft
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Best Easy Day Hikes: Richmond, Virginia

Best Easy Day Hikes: Richmond, Virginia

This hike explores a wetland/lake deep in the heart of Pocahontas State Park. Trailside scenery includes watery vistas from two observation piers, rolling woods, a wetland boardwalk, and the site of an old mill along Third Branch. You can also visit the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum located at the trailhead.

Pocahontas State Park is the premier state park destination in the greater Richmond area. Interestingly, the nearly 8,000-acre state park was known as Swift Creek Recreation Area when originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Later, the State of Virginia took over the preserve. It was renamed Pocahontas State Park on the suggestion of a student winner of a contest renaming the park.

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11/28/2011
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Great quick day hike. The leaves were changing and the views were great. Many streams and a beautiful lake to see.



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