Williamsburg, Virginia

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  • Williamsburg, Virginia

    Waller Mill Reservoir & Tower Trail

    4.0
    2.64 mi / 213 ft gain
    Waller Mill Reservoir & Tower Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Williamsburg, Virginia.
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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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  • 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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  • Yorktown, Virginia

    Hike through Historic Yorktown

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 59 ft gain
    This is a fantastic hike through the history of the early United States. And one with many interactive exhibits and recreation opportunities. From the Visitor Center, head onto the path towards the Yorktown Historic District. The historic district begins at the Dudley Digges House. Buildings that...
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  • Newport News, Virginia

    Hike Noland Loop Trail

    4.8
    4.8 mi / 154 ft gain
    Great hike right in the city of Newport News.  It is a loop trail that is 4.8 miles and has a moderate level of traffic.   Easy, good for all skill levels Pet friendly Water and wooded views with lots of shade throughoutClearly marked trail No bikesParking at Mariners Museum and at Lions Bridge; ...
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  • Norfolk, Virginia

    Norfolk Botanical Gardens

    3.0
    3.74 mi / 308 ft gain
    Norfolk Botanical Gardens is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Norfolk, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Lake Lawson Loop Trail

    3.0
    1.5 mi / 305 ft gain
    Lake Lawson Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Chesapeake, Virginia

    Hike Indian River Park

    5.0
    2 mi / 0 ft gain
    When you're short on time and you need your daily dose of nature, Indian River Park is a quick little 'getaway'. It is best to park at Rokeby Center.  When you arrive to the park you'd be surprised that this little patch of nature exists in the middle of the town. The trail can be hard to follow ...
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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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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Cape Henry Trail

    10.06 mi / 72 ft gain
    Cape Henry Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Hike the Bald Cypress Trail

    4.0
    1.8 mi
    This is an easy hike that meanders a bit more than any of the other trails in the park. It is also the most diverse in what you will see. The trail itself ranges from an easy foot path with a pine needle bed trail then passes through swamps and bog's via well crafted wood boardwalks with great vi...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Hike the Osmanthus Trail

    4.5
    3 mi / 150 ft gain
    This loop hike is accessed from a short walk from the Bold Cypress Trail and the visitor center.  There are no views along this trail but the what I enjoyed was the pine needle covered trail itself.  The pine needles are like a soft carpet padding the trail.  I enjoy trailing running this loop mo...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bald Cypress Trail

    4.0
    1.72 mi / 26 ft gain
    Bald Cypress Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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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

    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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  • 64th Street, Virginia

    Hike the Osprey Trail at First Landing State Park

    4.3
    3.4 mi
    Get to First Landing State Park early. Whether it's a weekday in the summer or a Saturday in the winter, the park will be full of families, bikers, trail runners, dog walkers, and all manner of city folk (from DC, Baltimore, and Richmond) trying to meet their outdoor quota during a vacation or se...
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