I don't enjoy the sand, so stick to the sides of the logging road as much as possible. Saturdays there are several hunters about and you must hike thru the hunter's domain to get to the no hunting park near the river. Trail head board warns about hunters and advises wearing orange. There is a nice nature trail off the point but not well traveled. It's to the right coming in, before you get to the cinder block hut. I haven't traveled the lodge trail but hope to soon.

This was an easy trail but the mileage provides for a bit of a challenge. It was sandy with some gravel but it would be good for trail running. The scenery was mostly wooded and a little redundant but the end did have some gorgeous views of the river. There were also picnic tables, porter potties, and a hand washing station near the river so it would be a great spot to have lunch. There were other trails that connected to this one which made me curious but I stuck to the map. Overall a nice trail.

Nice trail; not difficult...wish it was longer.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

hiking
Sunday, September 09, 2012

I went on the Mattaponi Bluffs loop, which finding the trail head was a bit difficult. There are several trails, however the main trail has nice views of the river and several bridges. The loop follows alongside the river and if you have a map, there are markers that match to a number on the map and it informs you about that certain area. The only difficulty one may have is a large set of stairs at the beginning of the trail crossing the swamp, otherwise this is an easy trail.

If you want to go to the main forest trail, that is on the other side of the road and is 2 miles. It is NOT near the Mattaponi Bluffs loop.