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Supper short, but scenic. It is steep going down so you will be glad it is short when you go back up. I think I did this back around 2014.

As the Education Support Specialist here at York River State Park, I have a couple of corrections to add to this site. First, our park has 40 miles of trails. There is NOT ONE 4.5 mile looped trail. What has been outlined is a combination of Taskinas Creek, Backbone, Mattaponi, and Woodstock Pond Trails. Second, Taskinas Creek Trail has been opened since 2012 (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/taskinas-creek-trail-rebirth-part-1-what-was-lost-3314). It is the left hand portion of the "loop" shown above. Lastly, the photos of Mattaponi, Beaver Loop (it is not a loop), and Pamunkey Trails are incorrect and the Marl Ravine Trail photo is clearly a portion of the York River shoreline. I welcome photos and reviews from the outdoors community. But, I would like for the webmaster of this page to contact me about making some changes for the sake of accuracy.

A beautiful park with views along river, beaches and plenty of miles to hike for the day.

17 days ago

Love this park! There are several trails to choose from and they are all nicely marked with maps and how long each trail is. There is even a very nice disc golf course and admission is only $3. I enjoy every visit to New Quarter.

I run against traffic, to be able to spot the cars drifting. Not too many cars, average about 2-3 everytime I run it, normally morning time. Gates open at 0830.

mountain biking
19 days ago

Grade A Trail! A must ride of Hampton Roads! Real incorporates a good amount of uphill but oh so many down hills. The effort that it takes to get up some of those crazy winding hills (feels like the Tour De France gone off-road) is all so worth it when you fly down these sweeping descents. Plenty of jumps to keep the advanced riders entertained while still do able for the novice riders. PLEASE DO NOT WALK THIS TRAIL!!!! Can't count the number of times I've been yelled at for almost taking people out as I fly down these blind corners to find kids walking on the exit of the corner. This trail is clearly marked as a MTB trail, please know that if you're walking, the mountain bikers have the right of way and you are not entitled to be angered if you are hit as this is a fast paced trail. With that being said, this trail is truly excellent and if you haven't ridden it, make the effort to ride it ASAP!

Really fun to hike. Very narrow in places. I wouldn't recommend this if it's recently rained as with all the switchbacks and slopes it could be treacherous. Great views of all the scenery in the park.

Did this last year. The park is beautiful at night.

2 months ago

I love this park and have been here many times.

2 months ago

Nice trail in a nice park. I love YRSP.

Fun trail run or hike. Connector from parking is paved but loop itself is good dirt trail for running. Nice views and elevation changes.

trail running
3 months ago

A lot of roots and small but constant elevation changes make it a good workout. Used off trail shoes for second go

Great Nature walk, uncrowded

trail running
3 months ago

4 months ago

Hot in the summer, take water, good trail