Lakeside, VA Birding Trails and Maps

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Ashland Trolley Line

0.5 mi
State: VA
Grass, Gravel

Cannon Creek Greenway

1.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Chester Linear Park

0.68 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

High Bridge Trail State Park

32.4 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Mary Washington Hospital Trail

0.75 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Powhatan Creek Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Railroad Ford Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Rappahannock Canal Walk

1.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Virginia Capital Trail

52 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Virginia Central Railway Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Ashland Trolley Line runs on a portion of the former Richmond-Ashland Electric Line, which linked the two communities for 31 years until its closure in 1938. During this period, Ashland was a...
VA 0.5 mi Grass, Gravel
While Richmond isn’t necessarily known for its bike-friendliness, the Cannon Creek Greenway is a step in the right direction. The trail is 1.9 miles long, a north-south trail along the east side of...
VA 1.9 mi Asphalt
Chester Linear Park runs for less than a mile on a former rail corridor in the heart of Chester, Virginia. The path courses through a residential neighborhood, but the enveloping woodlands provide a...
VA 0.68 mi Crushed Stone
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) traverses a scenic forested landscape abounding with wildlife in Virginia's Northern Neck. The rail-trail, which was designated as a National Recreation...
VA 15.7 mi Dirt
Closure Notice: Starting January 2021, the High Bridge will be closed for approximately three months to replace the bridge decking. The remainder of the trail will remain open; check the trail's...
VA 32.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Mary Washington Hospital Trail runs along the southeast border of the hospital center, proving a pleasant stroll or gentle bike ride for hospital visitors and patients.
VA 0.75 mi Concrete
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...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
The Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County near Richmond, Virginia. The park boasts 2,463 acres with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and...
VA 1.6 mi Dirt
The Rappahannock Canal Walk follows the old towpath along the disused canal just northwest of downtown Fredericksburg. The path follows a winding course past old suburban back yards and through a...
VA 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the center of Fredericksburg with beautiful views of the Rappahannock River. Part of the trail winds through Old Mill Park,...
VA 1.6 mi Asphalt
The sprawling Virginia Capital Trail snakes along the James River and State Route 5, a Virginia Scenic Byway, for 52 paved miles from the state’s capital of Richmond to the historic capitals of...
VA 52 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Situated midway between the nation’s capital and the Virginia capital of Richmond, the Virginia Central Railway Trail will one day offer more than 30 miles of trail from downtown Fredericksburg west...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Exceptional

May, 2021 by olsen.sw

I only did 4 miles in of this trail recently, but it was extremely nice. Terrain varies between gravel, pine tags and a few dried mud bogs, but it was most enjoyable and pleasant. Future plans call for hiking the entire length and also a r/t mountain biking excursion.

Virginia Central Railway Trail

A nice Trail

May, 2021 by olsen.sw

Great for daily walks in around the city. One downside...you have to cross RT 1 to finish up the last .75 miles of the trail. A bit of a pain, but overall, it's a nice round trip walk.

Virginia Capital Trail

Nice trail, but facilities are limited

April, 2021 by dcsnyder

Nicely paved trail, mostly flat from Jamestown to Charles City except the bridge over a river. Rolling hills as you go towards Richmond. We did a two day ride from Jamestown to Richmond, then the next day back. Richmond along the river is beautiful. We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown, just a few blocks from the start of the trail.
The only reason for four stars as facilities, like rest rooms and shelter are very minimal. Some trailheads that have rest rooms, could be a mile off the trail.

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Virginia Capital Trail

Great Shiplock Park out & back

April, 2021 by sandymo

Great 40 mile ride on the trail today. Not much parking at the park, but found ParkMobile parking a few blocks away in Shockoe Bottom. There’s a few more minor hills at this end, but we picked up less than 1,000ft of climbing in the 40 miles and nothing was over 6%. It’s not a big deal for anything with gears, but certainly not for a beach cruiser or an old 3speed. The scenery was great and the trail wasn’t crowded during the week. We grabbed dinner at Hot Chicks and would recommend the Nashville style Hot Chichen. The trail is awesome and well maintained. I especially liked the mile posts each mile and the many historical plaques.

Virginia Capital Trail

You know you want to ride it!

December, 2020 by tom.morgan.100

A wonderful 50 mile, paved, off road bike trail between Jamestown (first capital) and Richmond (current capital), Virginia! We did a video of our ride this fall that is on our YouTube channel, Bent on Bike Trails.

Virginia Capital Trail

beautiful trail

November, 2020 by tandembiker2013

I come here almost every weekend. It gets crowded during summer so make sure u start early to get a parking space.

High Bridge Trail State Park

love it

November, 2020 by tandembiker2013

Love this trail. It just get crowded on the weekend so better be early. A lot of people especially kids on the bridge so u have to really pay attention in this part.

High Bridge Trail State Park

Fall ride 11-2020 on the High Bridge Trail

November, 2020 by wreinsel

Rode last weekend (11/7 and 11/8) and the temps were in the high seventies! Rode from the trailhead at Prospect to Pamplin and then to Farmville and back to Prospect for a 32 mile round trip. The trail is pea gravel and not as smooth as crushed limestone for sure. It's more difficult and a slower ride. Stayed at the Hampton Inn which was super clean and had contactless entry - but it was a bit over-occupied IMHO during Covid. Second day we rode from the Camp Paradise trailhead and rode the 1 mile or so to the High Bridge. Got there at 8am and spent maybe 15 minutes on the bridge watching the birds and enjoying the view. Saw maybe 3 others. Rode into Farmville and had breakfast at Walker's Diner! Super great food and could eat outside. Then we rode from Farmville to the other end of the trail which is very uneventful (just a dead end in the woods) and back to Camp Paradise for another 30 miles or so. When we got to our car at 1:30pm the lot was very full!! It was a beautiful ride but I wish it was paved! We did it on a Specialized road bike and a Trek 7.5 Hybrid.

High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail

November, 2020 by tom.morgan.100

A linear Virginia State Park with a spectacular bridge, beautiful natural setting and really well maintained bike pathway! Don’t miss this great ride! You can even do a metric century if you ride both ways since the trail is 32 miles long!! 😎 We did a YouTube video of our ride that you can find on our channel, Bent on Bike Trails.

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Challenging Ride.

September, 2020 by gdaigon

A challenging ride with lots of rocks, pebbles, and root branches on the trail. Got a great workout going the whole 31 miles. Shotgun blasts by nearby hunters can be disconcerting. I think this trail is more for a mountain bike.

Virginia Capital Trail

fantastic

September, 2020 by jjustine

Great ride. Rode East and had a great time. I recommend grabbing a small trail map early so you know where bathrooms and tool kits are located.

Virginia Capital Trail

Nice ride

September, 2020 by patriots_fan

My buddy and I did the round trip this past Sunday, Aug 30. Beautiful day for a long ride.

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