Floodwall/Slave Trail

Richmond, Virginia 23291

Floodwall/Slave Trail

Floodwall/Slave Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Enjoy downtown Richmond panoramas and shoals of the James River as you trace an elevated floodwall. Next, join the Slave Trail through woods along the river. End at historic Manchester Docks before retracing your steps. Bring your camera: The views of Richmond and the river are unparalleled from the floodwall.

This hike presents glimpses into Richmond’s past and incredible views of the capital’s downtown area. Your views come from atop a floodwall across from downtown. Though the floodwall wasn’t built with recreation in mind, it has become an integral link in the James River Park trail system. The top of the floodwall serves as an elevated pathway from which you can view the lowermost rapids of Richmond and downtown beyond, as well as panoramas of the city’s south side."

More Floodwall/Slave Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Enjoy downtown panoramas and shoals of the James River as you trace an elevated floodwall. Next join the Slave Trail through woods along the river. End at historic Manchester Docks before retracing your steps. Bring your camera—the views of Richmond and the river are unparalleled from the floodwall.

This hike offers stellar vistas as well as glimpses into Richmond’s past. Though the floodwall wasn’t built with recreation in mind, it has become an integral link in the James River Park trail system. The top of the floodwall acts as an elevated pathway from which you can view the lowermost
rapids of Richmond and downtown beyond as well as panoramas of the city’s south side. Beyond the floodwall the hike joins a wooded corridor bordering the James River."

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Trail Information

Richmond
Nearby City
4.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5- 3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
James River Park, 4001 Riverside Dr., Richmond, VA 23225; (804) 6468911; jamesriverpark.org
Local Contacts
Exploring the James Guide; USGS Richmond
Local Maps

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Oct 2018