Wahrani Nature Trails

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Wahrani Nature Trails is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lanexa, Virginia that features a river. 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.

4.7 miles 279 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers




5 miles of short trail sections in Wahrani Park - New Kent County. A relatively unknown park maintained by the County, Wahrani has changed hands over the years and been re-blazed several times to the point that the markers are very confusing. There are lots of cut-throughs as well, so not getting turned around your first time there is part of the charm/challenge. Luckily you're never so far from Rt-33/30 that you can't figure out how to get back to the parking area just by listening carefully - but bring a map/GPS. Full of elevation changes and scenery, it's one of my favorite hikes on the Virginia peninsula.

1 year ago

What an incredible walk in the woods. Don't trust the blazes but do bring electronic navigation and a good old fashioned compass for backup. The route is obstructed by blow-down and overgrowth in places. (If I did it right) It was too late in the year for wild flowers or flowering trees, but I saw evidence that they exist here. The trail is listed as 279 feet of elevation gain, but I think it was a lot more. Even though it was a Sunday, I did not pass any other hikers. There was very light rain for a few minutes so maybe that is why.