Virginia Fishing Trails and Maps

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Cape Henry Trail

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Devil's Fork Loop Trail

7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Guest River Gorge Trail

5.8 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

High Bridge Trail State Park

31.4 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Jackson River Scenic Trail

14.3 mi
State: VA
Gravel

James River Heritage Trail

10.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips

Lake Accotink Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Mount Vernon Trail

18 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Brick, Concrete

New River Trail State Park

57.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Pennington Gap Greenway

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Railroad Ford Trail

1.6 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

11.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Roanoke River Greenway

13.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

South River Greenway Trail

1.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Arlington Loop

16 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Four Mile Run Trail

6.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail (VA)

40 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Holmes Run Trail

5.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Trillium Trail (Sandy Bottom Nature Park)

3.3 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2.6 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Windsor Castle Park Trails

3.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Sand

Lake Accotink Park

5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The northern end of the Cape Henry Trail follows a former railroad corridor built to connect the isolated Cape Henry to Norfolk. In 1902, a second rail line to Virginia Beach was developed through...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Cautionary Note: This trail is challenging, with multiple unimproved stream crossings that require visitors to wade through water and a 1,200-foot elevation change. There are also no facilities (such...
VA 7 mi Dirt
The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs that plunge 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a...
VA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
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 (2,422 feet) across...
VA 31.4 mi Crushed Stone
Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage, and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the scenic in Jackson River Scenic Trail. This serene...
VA 14.3 mi Gravel
The James River Heritage Trail is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest and the heart of historical, industrial downtown Lynchburg. The well-marked 10-mile trail is...
VA 10.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
In Northern Virginia’s suburban community of Springfield, Lake Accotink Park provides a wilderness escape amid the city surroundings. The 500-acre park features picnic areas, miniature golf, an...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
If you're looking for an easy trip, the Little Stony National Recreation Trail in Jefferson National Forest is the perfect alternative to the nearby Devils Fork Loop Trail. Devils Fork Loop is...
VA 2.8 mi Dirt
Overview    Hugging Arlington’s Potomac River waterfront, the Mount Vernon Trail links Gateway Park in Rosslyn with George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Northern Virginia. Just across the...
VA 18 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Brick, Concrete
Overview Southwest Virginia’s New River Trail is one of America’s premier rail-trails; the U.S. Department of the Interior even designated it an official National Recreation Trail in 2002. The...
VA 57.5 mi Crushed Stone
Opened in 2017, this asphalt trail follows the bends of the north fork of the Powell River from the River Bend Shopping Center in downtown Pennington Gap, to Leeman field. An arched bridge connects...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The trail is temporarily closed for maintenance. Please check with Lake Anna State Park for more information. The Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in...
VA 1.6 mi Dirt
The nearly 12-mile paved Riverwalk Trail, also called the “Riverwalk on the Dan,” is part of Danville’s expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry,...
VA 11.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Roanoke River Greenway will one day span 25 miles between Roanoke and Salem along its namesake waterway. Currently, much of the paved pathway is already in place and runs through a wide variety of...
VA 13.6 mi Asphalt
The South River Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use trail running along the South River through Waynesboro's Downtown corridor. Views along the way include those of the river, Blue Ridge Mountains,...
VA 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail...
VA 6.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Inducted into RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2014, the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders ranging from dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways to railroad relics...
VA 34 mi Gravel
The Arlington Loop is composed of four local trails—the Mount Vernon Trail, the Custis Trail, the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), and the Four Mile Run Trail. Together they create a paved...
VA 16 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The Four Mile Run Trail traverses the Four Mile Run stream valley and has many twists and turns, not to mention steep sections (mercifully short). The trail more or less parallels the popular W&OD...
VA 6.2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that follows along the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia for 41.4 miles. It is officially named the Gerry...
VA 40 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion
Closure Notice: Parts of this trail were heavily damaged due to flood-related erosion in 2018 and 2019, forcing the closure of certain segments, especially near the Holmes Run Parkway bridge,...
VA 5.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Sandy Bottom Nature Park is a 456-acre recreational oasis in Hampton, bordered on the northeast side by Interstate 64 and surrounded by busy residential, shopping and entertainment areas. Before it...
VA 3.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is among one of the most popular trails in the Virginia Beach area. Throughout the summer the boardwalk hums with pedestrians taking in the shops and beach along this...
VA 2.6 mi Concrete
Located in the 208-acre riverside Windsor Castle Park, this trail system winds along picturesque creeks and marshes, through woodlands and open spaces, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding...
VA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Sand
Centered around its namesake lake, Lake Accotink Park is a 493-acre park with a variety of recreational activities. The park has a playground, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, a golf...
VA 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

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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.

Burke Lake Loop Trail

Great Trail

April, 2024 by zxdf4q96ty

The main trail incorporates a mix of asphalt and gravel surfaces with great views. There’s also a number of off-trails that offer more of a trail running experience through the deeper woods. Love this place!

Accordion

Victoria Railroad Park

Love doing our walking trails with the family

April, 2024 by story2515a

Love doing our walking trails with the family

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

Beautiful

April, 2024 by zxdf4q96ty

Very calming trail with little to no traffic at 7pm.

Cape Henry Trail

Good trail, but it needs better signage

March, 2024 by born2bchilanga

The trail itself was great for our hybrid-tire bikes, and a good length. The problem is that it’s crowded with walkers, dog walkers, and joggers, many of whom don’t know how to behave on a shared-use trail. There is not a single sign about trail etiquette anywhere.

Mendota Trail

Trail is now complete

March, 2024 by hippykamp

Wonderful trail that still isn’t super crowded yet like the Virginia Creeper trail is. Nice trailhead in Bristol with plenty of parking. The Mendota trailhead is an open field so parking is not a problem. We like to ride from Mendota to Bristol to get the climbing over first. It is a drive to Mendota from the interstate but it is a pretty drive. Well worth the trip. You won’t regret it

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

Loved Abingdon to Damascus

March, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

I am training for the Virginia Creeper Marathon https://www.creepermarathon.org/ on 4/7/24 and love this section of the trail. It is through woods and farmland, along a river, and over more than a dozen trestles. There are good parking and restroom facilities along this route. Looking forward to the marathon!

Mount Vernon Trail

Scenic, bad condition

March, 2024 by jaded1

Wonderfully scenic but woefully in need of maintenance. Congress cuts National Park Service funding so rich people don’t have to pay taxes.

Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

Great trail, watch out for speeding cyclists

March, 2024 by peter.ortizmarrero

Only did part of the trail from Herndon to Reston. Just watch out for the ‘Lance Armstrong’ wanna bees. Most of them do alert they are coming to your left, so stay to your right and you should be ok.

Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail

Perfect place to practice longboarding/skating

February, 2024 by drew.jones10

I went on a Wednesday around 1:00pm so there was no one there. The trail is perfectly paved and plenty wide.

Mendota Trail

Run Walk Run

February, 2024 by dh676x6zw2

Went from Benhams to Mendota to Bristol, then back to Benhams. The section from Benhams to Mendota is my favorite. It is down the gorge with the stream right near the trail. The section from Benhams to Bristol is more populated with farms and houses. I didn’t have any problems with dogs. The trail was muddy in spots. The trail was pretty empty. There were four cyclists and one walker. It may have been the weather: sleet, light rain, and windy. I really enjoyed it and will go back.

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