Laurel, 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
The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail State Park is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half-mile (2,440 feet) across...
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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Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Varied Surfaces

September, 2021 by shcavan

Some parts are fine, parts very bumpy, and some sections have very thick, large stones that are difficult to maneuver through.

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

Very Nice Quiet Trail

September, 2021 by xenonra57

Our first time on this trail. For cyclist I would recommend a mountain bike, skinny tires would not be fun. Quiet except for the gunshots in the distance the first 1 to 2 miles but hey you are out in the country. Nice tree covered trail reminds me of the Poolesville Md stretch of the C&O Canal Trail. relatively flat. We did not complete the full trail but will most definitely be back. The very few people we ran into on the trail were very friendly.

Virginia Capital Trail

Started out from Richmond. Made it to Charles city. 37.5 this was for Memorial day weekend. Of 2021. Heading back for Labor day weekend. For round 2 .. going the distance. 52

August, 2021 by eddiemrdrywall

Started out from Richmond. Made it to Charles city. 37.5 this was for Memorial day weekend. Of 2021. Heading back for Labor day weekend. For round 2 .. going the distance. 52

Accordion

High Bridge Trail State Park

Well Maintained

August, 2021 by danaprn

We took our e-bikes last week (Aug ‘21) and it wasn’t crowded at all. Rode from Farmville over the bridge and to one end. It ends quite abruptly. I would have given 5 stars if the amenities on the trail spurs would have been identified on signs. We will definitely return to bike the other half and back (30 miles). Great free parking, too!

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

inconsistent surface

June, 2021 by shcavan

Bumpy, some areas with large stones, not a pleasurable trail.

Virginia Capital Trail

Outstanding trail. My wife dropped me off in Richmond and meant me in Jamestown. Rode it on June 12th 2021. It wasn't crowded at all and the only thing I would say is the trail isn't wide enough.

June, 2021 by h20skier64

Outstanding trail. My wife dropped me off in Richmond and meant me in Jamestown. Rode it on June 12th 2021. It wasn't crowded at all and the only thing I would say is the trail isn't wide enough.

High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Adventure

June, 2021 by sandymo

We took our tandem 29er out and back both ways from Farmville. As others have said, the main attraction is the High Bridge, and its great. The trail is very well maintained and has plenty of bathrooms along the way...but as others have said, not a lot of places to get water. Make sure you have plenty, especially on these 90° days. Much of the trail is shaded so that’s a plus. Except for the bridge, it’s probably not a destination trail yet as there’s not much in the way of places to stop along the trail. Still, it’s a great place to get some miles. Some have mentioned the crowds but we saw none of that on a Sunday.

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.

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.

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