Ragged Island is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carrollton, VA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Basic Trail. Nice bridge over the marsh land
A great hike, but a couple precautions will make for a better experience. Check the tide chart and go at low tide or before full low. Use bug spray and sun block. Wear a wide brim hat to protect from the sun. You will be hiking on short grass, (easy), hard sand, (easy) soft sand, (a leg burner), and mud. (yikes) Most of the hike follows the shoreline of the James River. After you get around the point it will become harder to know where to walk so you will probably turn around shortly after the point.