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Explore the best rated trails in Richmond, VA, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Ashland Trolley Line and Cannon Creek Greenway . With more than 8 trails covering 95 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Virginia Capital Trail

Great!

May, 2024 by ken.criss

We only had one day to ride so rode from the Herring Creek trailhead to Jamestown and then back. We found the trail to be what most have stated previously. Signage was great, the asphalt trail was in great shape and it was not very crowded (we rode on Thursday). As other have stated there are not many facilities so pack food and water. Yes, there were some hills on that section but nothing crazy in our opinion. We gave it an "A". Would have been A+ if there had been even some port-a-johns here and there.

Virginia Capital Trail

Our future in the VA Railroad Museum

April, 2024 by khan40

As stated in the last review, you cannot enter any circumstances ride the Amtrak train back to Richmond from Williamsburg with E bikes! While indeed, my wife and I managed to do that we will clearly be the last people to ever be allowed to do so. To say that it was a nightmare is a huge understatement. We expect to be inducted into the Virginia railroad museum Hall of Fame in the future as the only couple to ever ride the Virginia Trail and return with E bikes on a train. Of this, we are very proud and glad to be trendsetter such as those that sat down at the sit in the 60s in the 70s for equal rights.

Virginia Capital Trail

A beautiful ride with some important information

April, 2024 by khan40

We rode from Richmond to Williamsburg on our bikes on April 15. The first 30 or so miles to Charles city were some of the smoothest surfaces I’ve ever seen! We stated a wonderful bed-and-breakfast called the grace field inn bed-and-breakfast. Our host fed us dinner as well as the traditional breakfast both of which were excellent. Larry and Patricia were both thoroughly enjoyable and it was fascinating to talk with Larry about his extensive knowledge of colonial architecture and Williamburg itself. There was a highlight of our trip the next day we rode the slightly bumpier but still wonderful and possibly prettier ride into Jamestown where the trail ends. From there it’s a bit of a navigation Chore to find your way to Williamsburg without getting on a highway for much of the route. We managed to only have to ride one and a half miles of Highway riding without a bike trail. Important note!! Under no circumstances no matter what you read no matter what Amtrak tells you no matter if you even call customer service and talk to them ahead of time, can you possibly will you ever be able to take your E bike on the Amtrak train back to Richmond.

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Railroad Ford Trail

closed for Bridge repairs

November, 2023 by dalemccleese

Closed for Maintenance

Virginia Capital Trail

Virginia capital trial

October, 2023 by aldo_desalvo

I give it 5 stars because it is over the whole way. I rode Williamsburg to Richmond. There are very little roots coming through the pavement which is a positive Shaded for the first 30 plus miles. Plenty of parking in Williamsburg and Richmond. I missed one turn. One nice rest stop about 10 miles from Richmond I live in Chesapeake Virginia and this was very hilly for me. Constant up and down. The negatives are the lack of benches to sit. I counted 3 of them for about 40 plus miles. There was also a lack of stores. Bring you own hydration. The

Virginia Capital Trail

Virginia Capital to Capital Trail, Jamestown, VA

September, 2023 by sebhike13

Wonderful paved trail where I bike and lead rides for our local trail club. Great for all level of bicyclists as its mostly flat on the Jamestown end. Led a group of 10 recently for 36 miles and had lunch at the Jamestown Settlement. It is shaded in the summer. It is one of my favorite paved trail to ride. It is also part of the Trans American Trail for going cross the country.
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High Bridge Trail State Park

high bridge.

May, 2023 by aldo_desalvo

Trail is gravel the whole way. No 2 lane dirt road. There are no service areas at all. Great bike shop that helped me with my flat. The bridge is scenic. The rest is not. Pretty flat and no significant hills. Stayed at an old hotel that had a rooftop bar. Farmington is a cool town.

High Bridge Trail State Park

Great surface

May, 2023 by ericday

Great surface and nicely maintained

Railroad Ford Trail

No bikes or horses allowed, roots would make wheelchair mostly impossible

May, 2023 by gibsontw

No bikes or horses allowed, roots would make wheelchair mostly impossible

Railroad Ford Trail

Approx 3/4 of the trail has views of the lake, beautiful sunset views! Way too many roots for a wheelchair.

May, 2023 by gibsontw

Approx 3/4 of the trail has views of the lake, beautiful sunset views! Way too many roots for a wheelchair.

High Bridge Trail State Park

high bridge trail

August, 2022 by aldo_desalvo

I rode over the bridge part And about half the other part of the trail. Trying to get up for a Whole weekend to ride the rest

Railroad Ford Trail

Lake Anna State Park Railroad Ford Trail

August, 2022 by wptopcop

Tree covered trail extremely easy to manipulate.l

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