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).

Reviews

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

Check out this trail next time you're on the VCT!

   November, 2013 by kh23059

We rode the Powhatan Creek Trail on Labor Day weekend. Although it is only two miles, it is adjacent to the Virginia Capital Trail and is a great way to add mileage to your VCT ride. The scenery along the wetland part of the trail is beautiful. There ...read more