Backbone Trail

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Backbone Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles 137 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

From I-64, take the Croaker exit (231B), go north one mile on rt 607 (Croaker Road). Turn right and go one mile and a half on rt. 606 (Riverview Road).

hiking
24 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Yeah, nice run did the creek loop North, pretty good hills
Then did the river section South and it was nice and flat

Nice nature center and camp store.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful park with views along river, beaches and plenty of miles to hike for the day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

horseback riding
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I love this park and have been here many times.

5 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful views and nice easy trails. Very well maintained park facilities too!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

If you love York River State Park, you have probably done this one.

trail running
1 year ago

I've run these trails 3 times now. If you want it to yourself then go early in the morning. There's usually plenty of shells to find on the beach. It is kept up very well, however the last time I went there was a tree down covering one of the trails. If you go when it is humid outside then be sure to bring bug spray. The best part in my opinion is how secluded it is. Will be going back this summer to run.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

The Taskinas Trail was great, beautiful views throughout the trail. Looking forward to exploring more of the park.