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

road biking

scenic driving

lake

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

road biking
7 months ago

Ride along with the cars on a concrete road with no markings. Nice scenery. Forest, the James River and the York river. But of course, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown!

scenic driving
7 months ago

A really neat drive along the coast with plenty of historic stops along the way and places to go at each end

road biking
Thu Mar 28 2019

I liked the ride, but the road is a bit bumpy and there was a lot of traffic .

scenic driving
Mon Jul 16 2018

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

road biking
Mon Jun 04 2018

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
Mon Feb 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
Sun Aug 14 2016

Nice drive, lots of history

scenic driving
Mon Jun 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
Mon 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.

mountain biking
12 days ago

mountain biking
12 days ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Sat Apr 06 2019

walking
Sun Apr 01 2018