Pony Pasture Rapids Trails

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Pony Pasture Rapids Trails is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, 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.

2.1 miles
9 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running






17 days ago

Beautiful trail with awesome views of bell isle and the water. It wasn’t crowded at all and was very peaceful. But it’s really easy to get lost because there are so many other paths that branch off from the main trail, and it overlaps with multiple other trails. Make sure to remember which turns you took.

1 month ago

Literally just out our backdoor.
Great trails for a jog, a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon cocktail.
Look for RVA Rocks!

6 months ago

Good trail for kids - flat, mostly wooded and by the water. You can make it shorter or longer easily. Bring bug spray!

6 months ago

Fun little nature walk for young kids. The side paths near the river make for extra exploration and a feeling of adventure for young ones. We walked from the main lot to wetlands looped around and back again.

10 months ago

Nice, easy walk. Can be busy at times though.

11 months ago

Great location along the beautiful James River!

Monday, October 31, 2016

lovely path for the feel of Fall and beautiful river views.

mountain biking
Monday, October 24, 2016

We have taken the boys and the dog here many times. Great place to ride bikes, run the dog, and get in the river.

trail running
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Great swimming and river wading to boulders after loose pack trail running. Flat. Good for recovery day

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cool hang out spot or great place to launch kayaks.
Parking is limited as it fills up pretty quickly on wknds. Over 150 parking spots are filled with people waiting by 11am. Seems like a locals meeting/social place to have drinks together as you lay on the rocks or swim in the Rapids but no one is rowdy or loud. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whenever the water is over 5ft life jackets are required. Other then that there aren't many restrictions as to what you can and can't do.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Awesome next to the river

Monday, July 04, 2016

We did with 3 kids and everybody had fun, it was easy and flat... Lots of people were hanging around the river.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Great little walk for my toddler and I.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It was a beautiful location but I was a little creeped out by some of the people just hanging out. I was hiking alone in day time and I still didn't feel 100% safe. With a friend it's probably best. Also it was not well marked so I was not always co didn't I was on the correct path. There are many little spur paths.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Peaceful easy nature walk. Couldn't complete the entire track due to some of the path being flooded, but what I got to was a great morning walk by the river.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

We were on our way back from Kentucky and hiked this gem right before the rain got too heavy.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Great late afternoon hike.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

nice place to fly fish

Monday, January 11, 2016

Peaceful and very easy. Good to do with kids.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Nice trail for beginner group of hikers.

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