Mattaponi Trail to Fossil Beach is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
A beautiful walk along the York River bluffs. If you are interested in taking a fossil home, check with the park rangers. This trail follows the York River most of the way. At one point you are between the river and a lake. There is a lookout right before the trail drops down to the beach.
Nice trail in a nice park. I love YRSP.
Great Nature walk, uncrowded
Beautiful Walk - I wouldn't call this a moderate hike as listed, I didn't exert any energy really. The views are majestic. Very serene walk, really nice for couples or just to enjoy nature. I have been about 4 times and each time is peaceful, never crowded, and very clean. Side note - Bring your Iphone or camera phone because you'll be stopping every 100 feet. The way it is set up you can even climb off the path to take pictures and just sit. Great place for a picnic too.
One of m favorite trails at this park. Very scenic, bring your camera!
One if my favorite morning walks.
It was a nice walk. Very serene.
This trail was so beautiful, with long, splendid views.
Pretty AND interesting, and easy path down to it!
A beautiful trail with veiws most of the way. And you wind up on a beach. You pass by a fresh water fishing lake.
This beautiful trail is located in the York River State Park. It starts near the visitor center, follows the river past a pond, past Fossil Beach and then turns inland through forrest and marsh. I did not find any fossils but you can obtain a permit to take one home.