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hiking

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nature trips

kid friendly

wildlife

birding

lake

trail running

dogs on leash

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.

hiking
1 day ago

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

trail running
5 days ago

trail running
10 days ago

Gravel trails. Nothing out of the ordinary.

hiking
15 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

Pretty trail run that can challenge you if you push on the ascents. Love the views of the lake as you work around it. A few switchbacks but nothing overly technical.

trail running
17 days ago

Nice and easy to navigate 5 mile run. Not much to look at during this run, tho if you have time there is a cemetery that is hidden along the way.

Great trail to run. Perfect in that it's just over a half marathon distance and allows your to almost completely circle the park. Some of the climbs feel like they go on forever but nothing on this trails is difficult to navigate. Also not many roots or rocks to run on.

trail running
19 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

trail running
24 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

The Lakeview trail (one, western trail ) is the easiest of the 3 lakeview trails. Really enjoyable. Start at the Algonquin camp.