road biking
18 days ago

I love this trail! I completed the entire 52 mile trail in both directions on this date. I rode my bicycle in sections over a period of time with some of the sections numerous times. I also found it convenient, at each end of the trail, navigating in Richmond and Jamestown on a bicycle, as both areas are becoming more bike friendly. If you have a love for history, historic markers, interpretive signs, and the outdoors, you may also love this trail. Go to www.virginiacapitaltrail.org for more information and detailed map.

mountain biking
4 months ago

It was very early in the morning. Not sure I was even fully awake. We went down to the river and enjoyed it.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Not the best section of the Capital trail, but if it is a bucket list item for you then do it. We did it early this morning and were the only riders.

road biking
4 months ago

cross country skiing
11 months ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

I did this three years ago and forgot to review in. It was a nice ride.

Love this ride. Take the side trips down to the river landings. Spot some eagles and be sure to eat at Cul's Courthouse Grill in Charles City CH

Ride from James City park on the Chickahominy River to Jamestown is 12 miles and a great ride

Very easy, flat, and well-maintained trail. A great family trail with interpretive trail signs throughout. As mentioned in other reviews, this trail connects with an asphalt bike trail, so be mindful as you walk. Be on the lookout for the deer herd that moves throughout this trail's area, as it contains several piebald (mostly white) deer. The white deer make the herd easy to spot throughout most of the year.

My family has completed this trail numerous times in all seasons, with a full hike taking just about one hour to one and a half hour estimate of this site.

This trail is also a great morning run, but the mosquitos, especially on the wooden bridges, can be an issue in the summer months.

Easy level trail with various loops. It connects with an asphalt trail for bikes so be mindful. If you stay off of the asphalt the trails are fully shaded. Great for dogs on a leash.

road biking
3 years ago

The scenery on this trail is so beautiful. But the interactions with automobile drivers was mostly unpleasant, and made me very uncomfortable. Thankfully, that is just a short portion of the ride!

Rey easy and nice trail.

This trail is better suited for walking if you live in the local neighborhood. It is best used for bike riding, or jogging. I attempted to walk it from out of town but found it a bit bland. I drove along the road instead. This is part of the intended Virginia Capital Trail. Visit the link for more information: http://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org

road biking
4 years ago

I enjoyed riding the paved trail out and back with a picnic lunch. There were others cycling though not crowded. I look forward to the entire CapToCap being completed!

This is a very well constructed trail through a forested area in a suburban area. It is nearly level, and low places are bridged. In some places the trail is very close to back yards, but as it winds around a small lake, you may see many deer, especially on the west side by the meadow. In late summer, you will see mushrooms. The trail shares a boardwalk section with the Capital to Capital Trail, a bike trail that will run from Jamestown to Richmond. (http://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/) The trail is wide there, but beware of bikers. The lake and forest provide great bird watching.