Only 20 miles from downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia, Pocahontas State Park has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. Many various activities, including biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, camping and family-friendly nature programs, await guests. Swift Creek Reservoir and Beaver Lake offer visitors a chance for excellent wildlife viewing and fishing.
Lisa D. on Beaver Lake Trail
Well-maintained and peaceful
Very enjoyable hike, saw a doe early in the hike and the scenery is nice. The trail is definitely designed for biking (hence it's name), as the trail is basically a dirt/fire road.
Because of high water on the foot bridge just below Beaver Lake dam, I had to make a detour onto Beaver Lake Trail. This made for a very nice hike as this trail is a more traditional hiking trail. In the future I may make this a permanent change.