Colonial Parkway

EASY 6 reviews

Colonial Parkway is a 22.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Yorktown, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
22.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

scenic driving
1 month ago

Love this drive, even better in the Fall. Lots to do and see.

road biking
2 months ago

Do not bicycle on this road!!!! We had bicycled from Charles City Courthouse to James Town one day and a couple told us if we took the Colonial Parkway we could go all the way to York Town. So we did and it was extremly dangerous and frightining. The Colonial Parkway pretty much turns into a highway cars are really close going really fast!!! Then there is a tunnel with no shoulders which you are not allowed to bicycle through because it is pitch black and there is no shoulders. So to get around the tunnel you have to get through Colonial Williamsburg which both my dad and I who had gotten seperated both got lost in. Stick with The VA CapitL Trail, it is my favorite trail in VA, not many road crossings, not many people and beaufiful surroundings!!!

walking
Monday, February 27, 2017

I was a expecting to walk-run a marathon on a trail starting from Yorktown park. Instead it was all road. That was fine but a little dangerous. 99% of drivers went out of their way to move a little extra toward the center of the road when approaching. It would be nice if there was a nice distinguishable line a foot or two for trekkers because the views the river, the woods and rolling hills gives you everything you want. Plus exactly 13.1 miles from Yorktown in the turnaround you find yourself right in the midst of Colonial Williamsburg, costumed employees in tricornered hats, reconstructed tavern and courthouse, horse poop smell, etc.

scenic driving
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nice drive, lots of history

scenic driving
Monday, June 27, 2016

This is another one that we did over three years ago and I forgot to enter it. This is a very pleasant ride.

scenic driving
Monday, May 13, 2013

This is a very scenic drive through history. From the Yorktown battlefield to historic Jamestown, this is a beautiful drive. During the 22 mile drive you will follow the York River for about 5 miles, pass Colonial Williamsburg and follow the James River for about 5 miles.