Henrico, Virginia

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  • Richmond, Virginia

    Walk the Bryan Park Azalea Gardens

    3.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    A short distance from downtown Richmond, this park contains over 450,000 azalea plants in 76 different beds that are usually in peak bloom around mid-April every year. When the plants are in full bloom, you can drive (or walk) the 1 mile loop and there are various places to park and get out and w...
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  • Richmond, Virginia

    Take a Stroll around Maymont Park

    5.0
    There are two entrances to Maymont: the Nature Center Parking area and the Estate Parking Lot.  The Estate parking lot is closest to all of the gardens, so if you want a longer walk around the estate, park at the Nature Center.  From the Estate parking lot, enter through the gate and the entrance...
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  • Henrico, Virginia

    Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

    5.0
    Lewis Ginter has over 2 miles of pathways to follow through more than a dozen themed gardens including a Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Garden and a conservatory. Admission for adults is currently $13.  Throughout the year there are various events.  In April-June are the "Million Blooms" w...
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  • Richmond, Virginia

    Climb Manchester Wall

    3.7
    To get here, set your GPS to the address pinned below and park on the side curb in the Suntrust Bank lot. From here, walk opposite your car and follow the trail over the high walk and railroad tracks. This will bring you to a concrete railing, to the left is a wooden stair case and to the right i...
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  • Richmond, Virginia

    Explore the James River Pipeline in Richmond

    5.0
    Pipeline is a metal catwalk located on top of a giant stormwater pipe in downtown Richmond. Above the pipe runs the CSX railway line; parallel are Class IV rapids of the James River, fittingly called "Pipeline Rapids".  From the address provided, turn right on E Byrd St, which will take you down ...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Co-op Trail

    4.0
    4.03 mi / 574 ft gain
    Co-op Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Chesterfield County, Virginia.
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Mountain Bike the Box Turtle and Tall Oaks Trails

    9.5 mi / 345 ft gain
    Box Turtle (marked with a green circle) and Tall Oaks (marked with a blue square) are part of the Morgan Trail system which both start and end at the same location. The 2.5 mile Box Turtle is rated as a beginner trail with smooth flow and easy climbs and descents. Tall Oaks, at 3.5 miles, is inte...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Mountain Bike the Morel Ravine and Little West Virginia Trails

    9 mi / 340 ft gain
    Morel Ravine (marked with a red square) and Little West Virginia (marked with a black diamond and red square) are part of the Morgan Trail system which are both reached by riding the Tall Oaks (blue square) trail.Enter Pocahontas State Park by turning onto State Park Road, from Route 655, Beach R...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Walk around Beaver Lake, Pocahontas SP

    5.0
    2.47 mi / 175 ft gain
    The trail passes by an old furnace and then descends until you reach the lake. At the lake there is a nice pier to view the water and do some bird watching. Continue on the trail around the lake. If you head clockwise, the lake will be in view during most of the beginning of the trail.As you make...
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  • Chesterfield, Virginia

    Mountain Bike the Lakeview Trails in Pocahontas State Park

    12.5 mi / 850 ft gain
    Lakeview I, II, and III are rated intermediate single track mountain bike trails with continuous descents and climbs, great flow, tight turns, rooty sections, a few logs, and some rocky areas. Because the trails are stacked loops, you can ride only one or all three. Riding all and the connector t...
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  • Stonehouse, Virginia

    Stargaze at Little Creek Dam Road

    3.0
    This stargazing spot is a wonderful place to test your star photography, or a sweet place to relax and chill with friends. It's a quiet and relaxing spot.It's a little windy, so bring appropriate clothing to sit there and stargaze. And make sure to go when there are clear skies, and on a night wi...
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  • Wildwood, Virginia

    Pleasant Grove Park: Heritage Trail and Beach Grove Loop

    4.64 mi / 361 ft gain
    Pleasant Grove Park has miles and miles of trails and you could easily hike a ten-mile loop if you linked everything together. This particular trail, Heritage Trail and Beach Grove Loop, is a 4.6 mile loop in the southern part of Pleasant Grove, which takes a little under two hours to complete de...
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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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  • 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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  • Williamsburg, Virginia

    Hike the Riverview Trail

    4.0
    7.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    From the parking area at the visitor center, pick up the Backbone Trail marked with gold blazes.  The trails are well marked with signage and arrows.  Follow the Backbone Trail for 2 miles under you reach the trail junction of Powhatan Forks Trail.  After a half mile the this trail splits with th...
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