Powhatan Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chesterfield County, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.8 miElevation gain262 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildlife
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Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919

Directions from Richmond, VA: Pocahontas State Park is in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles south of Richmond. From I-95, take Exit 61 and go west on Route 10 to Route 655, Beach Road; or take Exit 67, go north on Route 150 to Route 10; go east to Beach Road. The park is four miles on right; or take Route 288 from I-95 to Route 10 East and go one mile to Beach Road. Follow Beach Road to the park entrance. Turn right into the first parking area and the trailhead is located there.

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Karen Ellis
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Greg Shropshire
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Do not follow the directions on All Trails for parking. It leads you to the middle of the RV Campground. Need to go to the Pool or Lake Access parking area to access trail. Actual trail with side trails provides more mileage than what’s listed on the All Trails map. Great workout on a brisk morning.

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Tim Cohan
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Sarah Grant
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Martha Fritz
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James Bulot
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this was the Powhatan to Lakeview trail 1. large tree across Lakeview portion.

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Gonzo the Hiker
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Hike the Lakeview Spur, which links to the Powhatan Trail. Lakeview Loops are for biking only.

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Jason Matty
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Bring a hiking stick, not for back support but for all the spider webs that are spun across the trail. Also bring bug repellent.

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Melissa Perez
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Nice trail around the lake but did not feel like more then 2 miles, and seems to be a connector trail for the campers staying at the park or an easy way to a longer bike loop trail which is misleading on the map, we had to turn back. Also not a fan of the disconnection off the trail with the street crossings. Forest exploration and Beaver are much better trails for walking.

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Sarah Reid
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Dawn Taylor
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I made a last-minute decision to hike this trail instead of Beaver Lake Trail, and it was a little disappointing. Pretty enough, but not much challenge.I followed one turn-off that took me to a camping area, and it was an out-and-back trail, so I had to spend time retracing my steps and finding a longer/better section to hike. I picked up Beaver Lake Trail after a couple of false starts on this one, and then I was happier.

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AnnMarie Barrington
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This path was quiet with some hills and mostly gravel, not a fan of it crossing onto the road a little ways in. I did go off the beaten path by taking a bike trail the added some length to my hike.

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Jason Brooks
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Nice trail. A bit of elevation change gives it some bite and the hardwoods are pretty. Quite a bit of mountain bike traffic.

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Elena Tate
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A beautiful woodland trail, but it was a workout.

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Alan Bourne
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A very nice walk in the woods. There is enough up and down to make it seem a little longer if you are from the flat lands. It is a beautiful crisp fall day with bright blue sky and sunshine.

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Ryan Smith
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Sam Mitchell
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Ralph Savioli
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Kirk Baker
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Ralph Savioli
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Joy Crist
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Brittany Laedtke
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Jim Elliott
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Vanessa Neri
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Jim Elliott
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Jim Elliott
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Shelby Baumer
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David Mann
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Derrek Belanger
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