DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

5 days ago

This is a pretty trail. I walked this trail with my parents, starting at the visitor’s center and taking woodstock pond trail south, then to the turn north again towards fossil beach, which is called mattaponi trail. It’s a fairly easy walk, perfect for families. Very little change in elevation. In total we walked roughly 2 miles in an hour and a half. After heavy rain last night, there were small puddles, but nothing that is impossible to avoid. Fossil beach is beautiful, we saw a butterfly santuary with a dozen+ butterflies. It was very lightly trafficked, but then again, it was a monday.