Powhatan Creek Trail

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In western Williamsburg, the Powhatan Creek Trail stretches 2 miles from the historical Jamestown Settlement attraction to Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School. It begins near the one mile marker on the Greensprings portion of the Virginia Capital Trail, which will one day stretch 50 miles from Williamsburg to the state’s capital in Richmond.

The trail first takes you straight across a large field and then winds around a housing development. As you near the creek, the trail becomes more diverse with changes in elevation and a more natural setting. As you make your way through the wooded area you will cross wooden bridges and follow the creek. As you leave the creek area, you will ascend toward the trail end at the school and a water treatment facility. There it connects you to other neighborhoods.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the Jamestown Settlement (2110 Jamestown Road) and at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School (3131 Ironbound Road).


Fun Trail To Ride

   April, 2015 by frog prince

I discovered this 2 mile trail today while triking the Virginia Capital Trail. There are a lot of fun ups and downs and twists and turns in this short 4 mile round trip ride. The narrow bridges even have turns in them so keep your eyes open. This trail ...read more

Powhatan Creek Trail

   June, 2014 by echo_delta

Awesome ride!!! It is just 2 miles (out) but.... There is a lot of beautiful scenery, bridges, hills... Yes there are some hills.... But it is the best 2 mile rides I have ever been on! If you are on the Virginia Capital Trail make this a must!!! read more

Like a magical fairyland for bikes!

   May, 2014 by tccampa

We happened upon this trail by accident from the Capital Trail--what an amazing find! Numerous long bridges and hills for such a short ride--all in the shade of the woods, making this a beautiful, magical place. I highly recommend. There is parking at ...read more