Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in Virginia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

7 days ago

It's got your ups, your downs, your turn arounds. Nice easy short walk in the woods. Bluff over lake is great.

7 days ago

Great easy trail. The path is easily identifiable with clear directional markers.

Not bad except for the highway being right next to you.

This is a nice trail the water is beautiful and give off a nice breeze. However this trail has a lot of roots and should not be considered wheelchair friendly (not that we were using one just for reference)

could not find a way across the canal

I tagged this onto the Osmanthus Trail. Lovely walk that takes you through swamps, forests, and beachside. This would be an easy trail run. Highly trafficked, but there are numerous benches strategically placed along the water portion that provide a peaceful view and some privacy. Definitely a good place to think. I wasn't excited about the Cape Henry Trail stretch as it was more road-like than trail with a lot of biking and runner traffic, so I used it as an excuse to pick up my leisurely pace to a quick-walk back to the parking lot.

Rode my bike from 64th street entrance to Shore Drive entrance and back ... roughly 7 miles ... nice smooth trail ...

This is on the Auto Tour route. The speed limit is 25 so it’s like running in your neighborhood. That being said, didn’t see one car in the route. I ran at 9am on a Saturday and. I cats. Great run full of history. Pretty hilly.

22 days ago

Very nice trail, always see people on it but it's never too crowded. Saw a bald eagle first time on this trail so I'll definitely be back!

No trespassing signs at trailhead

Trails are great. To bad we went after a week of rain so most of them were washed out. Would definitely go back and try again on a more dry week. Lots for the family to see. My little girl loved it and had a blast.

This trail was so nice, even on a cloudy day like it was. Not too many people considering it was a Saturday, and we only went a little while down. My friend and I brought our dogs too, and they loved it! I loved the part with the little bridge path!

Cannot figure out how to get to the trailhead. It's on the other side of the canal and a crossing is not obvious.

Scenic path around the lake. Heavily used, and you won’t get away from the road noise. However, if you’re looking for something quick, accessible and local to get outdoors for a bit, it’s a good walk.

trail running
1 month ago

Trail is 3 miles for the marked part and another .3 running through the parking lot from one start/finish to the other. Not 4.4 as advertised. Good trail with slight hills. Decent amount of traffic both ways.

Great warm winter day in Blacksburg. Started at the library and went through the route 460 underpass. Turned around and came back along southgate Drive. First outing of 2018. Many more to come. Saw a Carolina wren, cardinals, blue birds and a red tail hawk.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a gorgeous bike and hiking trail that circles Jamestown Island. Goes over marshes, across wooden bridges, and right down to the James River.

Wonderful, historic ride thru the Yorktown battlefield in October. Did not like sharing the road with cars, as we parked at the Visitors Center. This was part road biking, part trail biking. Takes awhile if you stop and read the historic markers.

1 month ago

Nice place to walk.
For a small stretch , you can hear cars.

1 month ago

Nice trail. Follows along the lake.
Sometimes you can hear the cars.

Cool short hike. We went 1/21/18 the lake was still frozen. Stocked trout fishing available (requires special license) several ppl fishing. I’m not 100% sure what trail we took. I think we did Lake loop on one side and the Cliff/overlook on the other. Some elevation on the overlook side but no spectacular view (no actual “overlook” or “cliff”) overall it was a fun loop. Dogs were allowed on leashes. Moderately trafficked for January. Park was closed and no payment required to get to where we hiked.

sometimes get to see deer, and bald eagle fly by

2 months ago

Great trail but it gets a 3 star because of the high traffic. Still worth visiting but expect lots of people and bikes.

not too bad of a trail for my first hike. definitely looking forward to my next adventure

2 months ago

A great dirt trail along the river. There are a few places ideal to take a break and wade in the river or just sit on the larger rocks.

Nice trail which I used to walk when I was young. It's fun to see the lakefront halfway through the trail, too.

The trail to Lake Drummond is closer to 8.5mi out and back. Easy walk, not challenging, but worth it to see the lake.

The parking lot is about a mile drive down a gravel road before the trail starts.

Didn't find any obvious way to cross the canal, not sure if this trail is still supported by the park.

A lot of easy and flat but also some more technical sections with a couple of climbs.

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