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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.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice scenery. Inclines aren't too bad. Saw 4 other people over a period of 3 hours on a weekday. Bring your hammock/tree straps and have a quiet picnic by the creek.

trail running
13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

mountain biking
18 days ago

Decent trail. some grade changes along the way. watch for roots and rocks and fallen trees. Seen plenty of wild life along the way. my 7 year old had no problems here. Nice cool and shaded.

Nice trail. easy to navigate. great opportunity to take nice pics from the damn. also great place to start the beaver lake trail.

so pretty and great for kids

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Not great for hiking. The trail is a gravel road.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for family, the dog, and a good, clear path. Well shaded, even during the heart of the day.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago