Three Lakes Park Trails

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Three Lakes Park Trails is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, Virginia that features a lake 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.

1.4 miles
22 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


The shortest trail at Three Lakes Park. Circle. The middle. Lake.

trail running
2 days ago

You’ll hafta make a few laps to get 2 miles out of it, but it’s a pretty forested trail. There’s also a large suburban kid’s park and a nature center. Dog-friendly. Lots of nature - bird nests, turtles, lizards, mushrooms, deer - in a small space. Low traffic and flat - a good place to work on pace or break in new shoes.

3 months ago

Nearly flat loops around all three lakes. Parts of the trails are wheelchair-accessible. Nature Center has nice exhibits on bird songs and some live turtles. Surprisingly tranquil for a suburban area.

11 months ago

Nice little walk for the kids and dogs. Nearly all of it is paved or gravel. No real crowd on Sunday morning. Would be an ideal spot for a jog.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Great Lake views!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Super busy on the weekends. Easy walk. Check out the visitor's center with local wildlife education & exhibits.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Nice flat and easy trail with some scenic areas and opportunities to see wildlife.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice place to walk if you are with children. Easy and flat. Kids got to see a variety of wildlife.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I had a nice short walk in a Friday evening: The trails were well kept and it was peace and quiet but it was little too short for me.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Nice short walk around the lakes. Very light traffic on the trail even though it was a nice day. The nature center offers an interesting view of what life looks like underwater at Three Lakes Park.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A nice hike in clean well kept trails. Pretty crowded when we went, so it is a popular area to visit. Has playgrounds, and a nature center so it would be great for kids.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy walk that is very private - perfect for a dog walk or date. The water in the lakes is muddy, so definitely can't swim there, but there is a fishing lake.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A nice easy stroll, great for kids.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Nice for smaller kids with a pretty cool nature center and small aquarium. Lots of aquatic activity in the summers looking from from the big deck at the center.

Friday, September 04, 2015

This was a great hike with the grandchildren. The trail is level and easy to hike. Kids took a camera and had opportunities to photograph great blue heron, ducks, and many turtles.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Short, easy trail. Fine for young children.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Beautiful day and beautiful lakes. I will be back to this park.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

This is a beautiful lake. Once we got by the shelter things quieted down.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

This is the prettiest trail in the park. It was fun to watch the big birds fishing.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Three beautiful lakes. Especially the one to the right.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

This is the biggest lake. I did it on Forth of July weekend and it was busy. The traffic died out once I got around back. This lake appears to be two lakes if you start around it clockwise but that is just a big peninsular and not a land separation of two lakes. Around back there are what appear to be brick kilns and future around is swamp.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Of the three lakes this is the most beautiful AND the least traveled. I did it on a 4th of July weekend and had it to my self. The other two lakes were mobbed. It was a very beautiful day so maybe that added something to the beauty of the lake, but I think it would be a joy any time.

Monday, July 08, 2013

When it comes to easy, this one is capital easy. It is paved part of the way and level all of the way. Maybe I should have given it a five??? Beautiful lake, beautiful forest and it was a nice day for a walk.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

A beautiful day, beautiful lakes, beautiful forest but maybe too many people. The long 4th of July weekend ha certainly brought them out. These trails are shaded most of the way so the 90 degree weather was not a factor. The lake to the right has many different tree species marked. The lake to the left had humans fishing and the lake to the right had eagles fishing. The trails are also very level so if somebody had limited ability but wanted to hike a beautiful trail, this is the right place.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Very nice wooded county park with trails around the lakes. Open year around and fairly popular because of urban location. Easy trails with a nice nature center.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The lakes are old gravel pits used to build I95 nearby. They are shallow, and two are open for fishing. The park borders the swamp, and wildlife is common. I have seen otters, beavers, various snakes and birds. The trails go around the lakes and West into the woods on the former access road. There is a nice nature center with a huge aquarium with native fish. In the 1960's the area was barren red clay. The transition to forest is amazing.

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