Sandy Point State Forest Trails is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Aylett, VA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Nice trail; not difficult...wish it was longer.
I went on the Mattaponi Bluffs loop, which finding the trail head was a bit difficult. There are several trails, however the main trail has nice views of the river and several bridges. The loop follows alongside the river and if you have a map, there are markers that match to a number on the map and it informs you about that certain area. The only difficulty one may have is a large set of stairs at the beginning of the trail crossing the swamp, otherwise this is an easy trail.
If you want to go to the main forest trail, that is on the other side of the road and is 2 miles. It is NOT near the Mattaponi Bluffs loop.