forest

views

mountain biking

hiking

walking

nature trips

kid friendly

wildlife

birding

lake

river

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.

I hiked the Beaver Lake Trail 2.47 miles. Moderate and beautiful views of the lake.

hiking
17 days ago

Only downed one star purely for the fact I prefer more of a trail than a road when I hike. That being said, it was otherwise a nice hike. Plenty of area for my dog to get a drink from creeks & run off streams. Very peaceful & the few people I saw hiking & biking were very nice. Will do again.

Nice trail with plenty of level changes to work the back of the calves. Easy enough for younger one and wide enough for a whole family and some dogs. Great views and a few floating docks to stop and fish or grab a picnic lunch.

nice trail...very quiet & serene

Great trail! I took my toddler for his first hike here and he was easily able to complete the whole thing. The nature center was also really fun for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

6 months ago

Well-maintained and peaceful