Belle Isle Trail

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Belle Isle Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 65 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, historical spot for an easy walk

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

3 months ago

This is such a wonderful trail to walk on if you are a native of Richmond or just visiting. There is plenty of history along the trail as well as plenty of gorgeous views of the James river. It is great walk for children and dogs as well.

4 months ago

Beautiful day to walk and learn about the area history.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This place was super cool. Not only is the scenery to die for but the history that floods this trail is unreal. Multiple stops along the trail and cool tidbits of history info. So glad I chose to go see what this place was about.

walking
5 months ago

Great little walking trail. Interesting views as well as history. Can get a little crowded at times, however I have always meet good people on this trail. If I lived closer I would be there as often as my time permits.

walking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Fell in love with this place today. Cool bridge suspended underneath the highway so you can cross the James river with spectacular views. Bustling with bikers/ hikers/ families/ dog walkers enjoying the outdoors. There is so much to see between the water views, old hydro plant, rock walls, mountain bike course (belle isle skills area), and the Hollywood cemetery. Great place to visit!
*Don't leave valuables in your car (obviously), there are periodic reports of break ins however the police were patrolling today which was good to see.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I like this island is a historic site. It is where the confederates held union soldiers as prisoners. I like playing in the water there. The hike is pretty easy. Its a good beginner hike. I also like that there is a part that you can do some rock climbing.

walking
8 months ago

My go to lunch walk. Great views of the city, river, and canal! If you are lucky, you may spot a few Eagles!

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