Pocahontas State Park Trail

MODERATE 45 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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11 months ago

Good Sunday afternoon trail.

trail running
11 months ago

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!

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hiked the Beaver Lake Trail today (a little under 3 miles) and it was a great little hike for my 7 month pregnant self. Not too many hills or strenuous stretches and a clearly marked loop from the Nature Center.

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Great hiking trail! Went on Bright Hope trail, which was about 5 miles. Super fun and clearly marked. Went on a Sunday at 12 and ran into 3 runners, 5 bikers, and 7 horseback riders. Would definitely recommend this trail!!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Lots of room and easy access for all.
Kid loved it.

Friday, January 01, 2016