Explore the most popular river 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
4 days 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.

walking
30 days 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.

I've written a blog post about this hike @ www.break-trail.com
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hiking
2 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
2 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
4 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.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 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.

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
9 months ago

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

trail running
9 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.

trail running
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months 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
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Beautiful views!!! Favorite trail here at Pocahontas so far

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

Friday, March 03, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great long trail. A lot to see but it needs to be noted that about 7 miles in you hit Swift Creek Dam and there is no bridge or rock path for crossing. We had to walk across barefoot and the bottom is full of sharp edged rocks. Beware!

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

nice trail...very quiet & serene

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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.

on Beaver Lake Trail

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Well-maintained and peaceful

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