Pocahontas State Park Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Pocahontas State Park Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chesterfield, 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 April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The park has a sizable network of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia, Pocahontas State Park has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. Swift Creek forms the nucleus of the park, which is centered in a wildlife management area.Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), this was the first recreational park in the Richmond-Petersburg-Hopewell area. The National Park Service donated the facility to Virginia State Parks in 1946, making it the largest Virginia state parks with more than 7,600 acres and two small lakes. The area was renamed Pocahontas State Park and Pocahontas State Forest and was operated under a cooperative management arrangement with the Department of Forestry. In 1989 a new master plan, funded jointly by the Commonwealth of Virginia and Chesterfield County, called for expansion of park facilities to accommodate the large urban population surrounding the park.

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I hiked the Beaver Lake Trail 2.47 miles. Moderate and beautiful views of the lake.

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Good Sunday afternoon trail.

trail running
Saturday, June 04, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nice hike, not much traffic, great views of Swift Creek Lake. Trail marks are a little confusing at the beginning.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

camping
Saturday, February 27, 2016

I saw dark star orchestra here and they allowed the group to camp for two days. It was so much fun. I hope to do it again!