Jamestown Island Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Jamestown Island Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williamsburg, 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

Beautiful area to enjoy nature and history at the same time. Did the museum until closing at 5pm and then walked the area free of crowds which was nice!

road biking
bugs
no shade
8 days ago

We tried to go along the road of island drive but we couldn’t make it more than half a mile in the loop before turning around. There were sweat bees diving into our eyes, ears, and mouths. We couldn’t lose them at normal speed and had to push 20mph to get rid of them. The weather was sunny and close to 80 degrees. I expected a little more breeze than we had due to the water being right there, but we were making our own wind. Be careful of heat exhaustion.

hiking
6 months ago

I think the distances listed here are way off. I walked the route outlined and I'm pretty sure it's nowhere near 3 miles. Maybe 1.5 miles at most, but probably not even that. Walking around on the spot of one of the first settlements in the present-day U.S. is a must do.

walking
9 months ago

Nice historical adventure with the family. Snapped a pic with Phocohontas for the a child's memory book.

road biking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Very pretty woods. Single lane road with no bike lane. Had to pull off the side of the road several times to let vehicles pass . If you go, go early so there is less traffic.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hot in the summer, take water, good trail

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Very busy but nice.

hiking
Friday, May 31, 2013

I did this loop and the other one about a month ago. I saw two large deer. The forrest and the wetlands are great. A short side trek takes you out to the big river. (James River) The only thing I did not like was sharing the trail with so many bikes and cars.

hiking
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walking
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walking
7 months ago

walking
Sunday, April 01, 2018

hiking
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

hiking
Thursday, May 02, 2013

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