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Only 20 miles from downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia, Pocahontas State Park has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. Many various activities, including biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, camping and family-friendly nature programs, await guests. Swift Creek Reservoir and Beaver Lake offer visitors a chance for excellent wildlife viewing and fishing.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Nice ride. Just enough challenges for a weekend rider. There are three separate trails here. Trails 1,2 and 3.

trail running
2 days ago

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hiking
10 days ago

walking
11 days ago

trail running
11 days ago

walking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I made a last-minute decision to hike this trail instead of Beaver Lake Trail, and it was a little disappointing. Pretty enough, but not much challenge.I followed one turn-off that took me to a camping area, and it was an out-and-back trail, so I had to spend time retracing my steps and finding a longer/better section to hike. I picked up Beaver Lake Trail after a couple of false starts on this one, and then I was happier.

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail in a moderate downpour of rain, but the tree canopy was so high and thick that it was just a mist by the time it reached me. This was an easy trail, almost no climbing. The small lake was pretty, despite the clouds and rain.

hiking
1 month ago

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