Virginia

Looking for the best cycling in Virginia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Virginia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Cycling Spots in and near Virginia

  • Damascus, Virginia

    Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail

    5.0
    17 mi
    This multi-use (hiking, biking, horseback riding) rail-trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia to Whitetop, Virginia, passing through forests in the Blue Ridge Mountains, small farming communities in the countryside, and small historic towns.While you can pick up the trail at any point, ...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bike into False Cape State Park

    4.7
    Located in South Eastern Virginia Beach VA, False Cape State Park is only accessible by bike, foot, or tour. To get here, you must head in to Sandbridge Beach and drive south on Sandpiper Road until you pass the Little Island Pier parking on your left. After this point, there will be no more buil...
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  • Farmville, Virginia

    High Bridge

    5.0
    2 mi
    The High Bridge is the highlight of the 31 mile High Bride Rail Trail in central Virginia. The trail, paved with crushed limestone, is nice for biking, walking, and running. Park at the River Street parking area near the town of Farmville. The parking lot is big enough for two dozen cars and cha...
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  • Afton, Virginia

    Bikes & Brews on Route 151

    5.0
    This DIY bike & brews tour is perfect for combining a relaxing day with some activity. There are also wineries along this route if folks in your group want a break from the hops. You can start at any of the three breweries, but I would recommend this itinerary: Park at Blue Mountain Brewery ...
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  • Draper, Virginia

    Bike the New River Trail

    5.0
    57 mi
    There are several locations to begin your trek on the New River Trail, but our favorite is the Draper Valley area. The pin on the map will take you right to the parking lot. There is a $5 state park fee and a self-pay envelope station. From here we head south, and after about a mile you catch you...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bike Camp False Cape

    It's hard to beat an outdoor adventure that keeps you near the ocean's edge. For this destination, getting there is possibly the best part. The trail is well kept and level; perfect for an easy bike ride or hike. An easy trail due to lack of incline (after all, it is by the sea). For the first fe...
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  • Charlottesville, Virginia

    Hang Out At Riverview Park

    4.5
    Riverview park has tons of options for getting outside around Charlottesville, VA. Part of the Rivanna Trail runs through here, so if you are really ambitious, this trail goes around the entire city. There are paved trails right along the river, so you can choose your activity. Running, biking, a...
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  • Fairfax Station, Virginia

    Explore Burke Lake in Fairfax

    4.5
    4.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    Burke Lake Park has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy trail running, hiking, fishing, canoeing, Frisbee golf, or just having a picnic with your family, you can do it all at Burke Lake. Those who want to be active or exercise can run, hike or biket the 4.7 mile trail that circles the entir...
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  • Williamsburg, Virginia

    Bike the Virginia Capital Trail

    5.0
    51.2 mi / 160 ft gain
    There are numerous access points to pick up the Capital Trail, however, we chose to ride the entire 51.2 mile route from Williamsburg to Richmond, VA. Mile marker "0" begins the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg. There is a huge parking lot there with plenty of parking and is the perfect spot ...
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  • Arlington, Virginia

    Bike the Mt. Vernon Trail

    5.0
    14 mi
    Start your ride at the Teddy Roosevelt Island parking area and head southbound towards Mt. Vernon. You'll be riding next to the Potomac the entire time, with great views of the National Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Memorial Bridge. The ride is as long as you want to mak...
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  • Alexandria, Virginia

    Run or Bike the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

    3 mi
    Start your adventure at the Belle Haven Parking area then head down the Dyke Marsh Trail. To add on additional distance, head south down the Mt. Vernon Trail for more views, well maintained paths, and even some sitting areas. You'll find boardwalks that take you right across the marsh, so keep an...
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  • Williamsburg, Virginia

    Bike Jamestown Island

    5.1 mi / 45 ft gain
    The trail is open to cyclists and pedestrians, but does share the road with some vehicle traffic. The speed limit is slow and often there is little traffic. There also is no parking at the actual trail head, so one must begin at the Visitor Center Parking lot. The trail will show off the natural ...
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  • Falls Church, Virginia

    Bike the W&OD Trail

    45 mi
    The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail stretches through northern Virginia and is a great spot for bike riding, running, or walking. The trail is paved, well maintained, and wide enough for traffic in both directions. There are also a couple breweries along the way that you can make a f...
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  • Yorktown, Virginia

    Bike the Yorktown Battlefield

    4.0
    10.8 mi / 259 ft gain
    Great for cyclists, this tour is full of beautiful scenery with rolling hills, redoubts, and history.  A six-stop tour of the Yorktown Battlefield has been designed to take visitors to the most important spots on the battlefield. Signs direct you from one stop to the next. Signs with red arrows a...
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