Beaver Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chesterfield County, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.3 miElevation gain170 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyFishingHikingNature tripsPaddle sportsBird watchingRunningForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This trail has beautiful vistas, moderate inclines, and a continuous view of the lake. Bikes are not allowed on this trail.

Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919

Directions from Richmond, VA: Pocahontas State Park is in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles south of Richmond. From I-95, take Exit 61 and go west on Route 10 to Route 655, Beach Road; or take Exit 67, go north on Route 150 to Route 10; go east to Beach Road. The park is four miles on right; or take Route 288 from I-95 to Route 10 East and go one mile to Beach Road. Follow Beach Road to the park entrance. Continue on the main park road turning left into the CCC Museum parking lot. The trailhead is located next to the museum.

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Christine W
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Surprisingly challenging. Would not do in the summer, potential for mosquitoes is great. Spring and fall would be perfect time to enjoy this particular trail. Small muddy spots but easy to navigate around

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Nathaniel Snell
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Great trail. A few muddy spots

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Beth B
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Doug Steele
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A pleasant walk on a lightly gravelled trail.

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Jeff Johnson
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Danielle Stockner
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Andrew Goodman
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Trail was well marked with signs and blazes. The beginning and the end of the trail had a significant number of people and dogs, but everyone was respectful. The middle portion of the trail had significantly less people. Would hike again.

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Alisha Ness
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Ruth Clark
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Nathaniel Snell
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Nice easy trail around Beaver lake

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Sarah Allen-Short
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Nice, moderate hike, not too many people on a Sunday.

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Cabezas House
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Longer trail for our family. Easier end should go left at start near parking lot.

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John Halko
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The Beaver Lake trail is the most picturesque trail I've been on in the park and it links to other trails that make it easy to extend a hike. It has a number of changes in elevation which makes it a lite more

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Patrick Johnston
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Ann Payes
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Beaver Lake is not much of a lake in winter. The trail was well maintained with some muddy spots. Added on Big Poplar Overlook for a bit more distance.

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Kevin Melton
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Jeff Benford
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I had a nice time.

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Ruth Clark
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Emily Powers
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Wendy D'Angelo
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It was a good time. -toddler description

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Twyla Butler
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There were soooo many muddy parts where the whole width of the trail was covered. Fine for those of us on foot but definitely would not recommend for strollers!

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Allana Maiden
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Micah Wood
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Renee Reynolds
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Loved it!

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Twyla Butler
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So muddy today!! Everywhere! But the trail of drawn-in-the-sand smiley faces added a cheerful element to today’s chilly hike.

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Kevin Melton
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it was a cloudy day today but with having a day off from work it was still well worth the trip. it was nice to see a couple other people on the trail today and speak to them!

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Aaron Major
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Mark Langowski
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Mark Langowski
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