Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve Trails is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near New Kent, VA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
There is a nice overlook near the parking area with a great view of the marsh. It is worth the stop if you are in the area. Trails have been redone. The dams were cut and lakes drained. Best part is along the creek. Longer to get to now. Easy, flat, woods.
First trail, but beautiful. Good for beginners.
What a beautiful little trail! Nice easy walk around a beautiful area!
It's probably unfair that I rate this trail since it is my first. The trail was somewhat overgrown and did not appear to be much traveled. That being said, it is exceptionally well marked and even in between blazes, we never lost the trail line. The woods are stunningly quiet and the marsh is eerily beautiful.
Dress in long sleeves, long pants, and bring plenty of insect repellant because chiggers are the devil!
I must have been here about the same time as Kyle. It was a nice break from my route on a beautiful day.
Walked this trail on a cool, late November day. Very well marked in both directions of loop. Flat, scenic and great for birding. Nice feeling of remoteness as I was the only person out this day. Really neat section with young long needle pine encasing you on either side. Well worth my 45 min drive.
THE TRAILS IN CUMBERLAND MARSH FOLLOW OLD LOGGING/FARM ROADS / MOSTLY FLAT TERRAIN /
THE UPPER & LOWER LAKES HAVE REMOVED / WE HAVE RELOCATED THE TRAILS TO GO AROUND THIS MILEAGE AROUND 4 /