Lakeshore Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Lakeshore Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Appomattox, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
429 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

hiking
26 days ago

This was a beautiful trail. The Dam added some cool scenery. One of the main bridges was out so it added a bit more hiking time as we maneuvered the detour around twisty streams and washed out trails. We did go after a big rain, but it was fun. We didn’t see another soul on the trail and the dogs loved it!

5 months ago

Very enjoyable! Went on a Monday, so no other visitors around. Nicely cleared trails, lots of wildlife tracks (including bear). My dog enjoyed a lake swim. Fee was $4 on the honor system (put money in envelop and place in slotted box).

backpacking
10 months ago

Bridge is out and closed in main picture

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

So it's really beautiful and all but they need clearer trail markers, but I'll definitely go back

hiking
Friday, April 28, 2017

Great scenery and terrain changes. Especially like the dam/falls area at the back of the lake.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nice trail. Not too strenuous, nice scenery, well maintained.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Good hiking trail that features a couple of inclines and bridges. It was great walking beside this beautiful lake.

Monday, October 10, 2016

I've biked this and it's not easy but it is fun!!!

hiking
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Excellent hike by yourself or with your dogs! Access right from park to 5-7 mile hike around the lake. Enough incline to make it notable but easy enough to label it a moderate hike. View of the dam when walking the enclosed/gaited bridge added bonus! Then afterwards take out your kayak or canoe, fishing or just relaxing. Public bathrooms and picnic area at start/finish of hike in the park area. Concessions and beach only open in season. Parking only 3$ for day, state park fee.

hiking
Monday, November 25, 2013

Did this hike on a warm Saturday in November and loved it, didn't see a single person at the park besides one ranger. Very peaceful and nice views of the lake. Side note wear orange during hunting season because half the trail goes outside the park boundary and we heard gunshots and ran into a cute little hunting beagle on the trail.

hiking
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Great 6 mile trail for one-day excursions. An excellent opportunity for photographers.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016