Historic Jamestown

EASY 18 reviews

Historic Jamestown is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jamestown, 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.

5.1 miles
45 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running






wild flowers



A very easy trail, paved and level all the way. There is a three mile loop and a five mile loop to choose from. Mostly wooded or marsh. Bring insect repellent in season.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a gorgeous bike and hiking trail that circles Jamestown Island. Goes over marshes, across wooden bridges, and right down to the James River.

6 months ago

Very pretty. Saw a bald eagle. Very easy. Lots off ticks.

8 months ago

Access closes at 430 pm

10 months ago

I wish there was a pedestrian trail alongside the road. We saw many birds, including eagles soaring above us.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

I run against traffic, to be able to spot the cars drifting. Not too many cars, average about 2-3 everytime I run it, normally morning time. Gates open at 0830.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pleasant except for the cars sharing the road.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A couple years ago. Nice walk except that you share it with cars.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

This is a great 5 mile loop. Start at the visitor center and pass the 3 mile loop. Great views of the water, very nice!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Three miles of this trail is the three mile loop. Half way around you get the option of taking the shorter route back or continuing on to the end of the island for a fiv mile loop. I saw two of the biggest deer that I have ever seen. They were antelope size. Unfortunately by the time I got my cell out and in camera mode, they were gone.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A very easy 3 mile loop trail with the option of going 5 miles. Half way around you have a choice to add another 2 miles or go in. It was getting late so I took the short route.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What a beautiful day for a hike. Too bad this one is so short, but it was nice and I stoped by the glass blowing exibit after the trail. There is a ruins of an early 1600's glass works and next door they built a new replica where they make about 100 pieces of glass a day for you to watch and purchase if you wish.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Short and sweet. It was a bright sunshiney afternoon so there were a lot of people but it was still a joy. Trails are well groomed.

road biking
Monday, October 01, 2012

Historic Jamestowne Island Loop
You can walk, ride your bike, jog or drive your car around the Island loop. The are two loops that you can do the short loop which is 3 miles and the the full loop which is 5 miles. The loop is paved so you do not have to worry about mud. There are lots of wildlife to see including deer. We rode both loops for a total of 8 miles.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Like Williamsburg, this is a nice, educational walk that i have taken a few times. The historical interpretation is excellent, and you may even get some wildlife viewing. I once watched a cottonmouth for a few minutes at Jamestown, fascinated by one of the few snakes that appears to be constantly defensive and irritable, even when not threatened.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

road biking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014