Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Pocahontas State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
21 days ago

Not what I was expecting. Trail was longer, and didn’t get the elevation gains listed. Recommend going counter clockwise. Great if your looking to camp with family and want a variety of activities. This was long, a lot of greenery, but no spectacular views, so a little boring for a solo hike

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, mostly shaded loop around Beaver Lake. Look for beaver lodge in lake. Good wildlife viewing, especially from the boardwalks. On the easy side of moderate because terrain is fairly level. Overall, best hiker-only trail at Pocahontas State Park.

1 month ago

It was ironically parallel to the highway, so noisy and kind of annoying. It does however eventually lead to some really good trails. Well made trail, but rather drive a minute farther to a much better trail.

walking
1 month ago

Nice long walk

Nice open beautiful views! If you are a beginner it might feel longer then the miles posted, but it's a great workout, not too overwhelming. My family and I enjoyed it very much!

Beautiful peaceful trail

Lakeview is a bike trail, so if you start on Powhatan Trail walking you have to turn back at the Lakeview Loop.

Nice trail around the lake but did not feel like more then 2 miles, and seems to be a connector trail for the campers staying at the park or an easy way to a longer bike loop trail which is misleading on the map, we had to turn back. Also not a fan of the disconnection off the trail with the street crossings.
Forest exploration and Beaver are much better trails for walking.

hiking
2 months ago

I've written a blog post about this hike @ www.break-trail.com
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hiking
3 months ago

It's got your ups, your downs, your turn arounds. Nice easy short walk in the woods. Bluff over lake is great.

walking
3 months ago

Great easy trail. The path is easily identifiable with clear directional markers.

sometimes get to see deer, and bald eagle fly by

on Fendley Station Trail

hiking
5 months ago

I'm not much of a fan of gravel stone or hiking access roads, which this trail has too much.

nice trail, well maintained and easy to follow. the trail skirted the lake in Pocahontas state park and has little elevation change. hiked in December, not much to see. there were a few boards with information but they are old and challenging to read. one overlook, a bridge over some marshy areas. didn't see much wildlife - perhaps bring binoculars for animal spotting.

I have ridden this trail many times. 1 and 3 are the most interesting with 2 being mediocre. the trails are really well maintained with little chance of getting lost. there are a couple of small streams to cross, some rock gardens and small logs across the trail to hop. there are a few small climbs, and a few spots to really fly, mostly on 3. you will find a couple of benches and a nice place to stop and look out over the lake. we've seen deer, snakes and birds. it can get a little rooty in spots, but it's mostly nice packed dirt. it can get technical in spots so I would say this is for intermediate skilled riders.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months 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
9 months ago

9 months ago

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

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.

so pretty and great for kids

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

trail running
10 months 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.

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.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

trail running
11 months ago

Great views of the lake. The raised trails are neat.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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