Fort Boykin Historic Park

EASY 3 reviews

Fort Boykin Historic Park is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smithfield, 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.

0.4 miles 6 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


cross country skiing




wild flowers


6 months ago

I actually really like this place because no one is ever here! There aren't really 'trails' to walk/hike but the landscape and history behind it is pretty cool. Love the secluded little beach at the end of the ramp where you can see the Jamestown ships on the horizon. Features Virginia's second oldest black walnut tree over 200 years old with a rope swing that you can play on. Great place to escape to for the day

11 months ago

There are no defined hiking trails here. It's a very small park. If you want to get exercise, you'll pretty much have to walk circles in the grass. If you try to follow what you think is a trail you'll end up hitting a dead end and have to turn around. Go to Windsor Castle Park instead. It's so much nicer. One advantage is you have a nice outlook and access to the beach and can walk along it if you'd like.

2 years ago

A nice park with a great beach. It was pretty busy this weekend with a huge gaggle of cub scouts but still tranquil and pleasant. The fort is over 400 years old and some of the trees may be as old. There are restrooms, picnic facilities and well groomed trails.