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Chester, Virginia Map

i told about this trail by my vet, we both happen to share German Shepard dogs that are full of energy and she said her dog is always exhausted after doing this trail. she was right... me and pup were both exhausted by this trail. it was amazing views a few side trails but we stuck to this path. there is a few spots where it gets really tight single file line tight. over all we loved definitely need to bring lots of water for this trail.

Long, flat trail; mostly shaded. Trail entrance behind visitor center.

1 month ago

Gravel trail, mainly flat with the exception of the start/end points. Floating path above the marsh was the best part — beautiful landscape! Dog friendly!!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice place. Improved trails. Bring bug spray in the hotter months. Love the marsh walk. Nice play area for the kids but due to the growth of the community it can be overly busy. They loose a star because there is hardly any benches at the play area and the picnic tables are disappearing

Great trail. Flat so great for families, runs, strollers or pets. Bugs are insane though. Beautiful view of the lake. Very few tree coverage so I would save this hike for cooler days since you will break a sweat.. Bring tons of water!

we've walked this with the kids, dogs and by ourselves at times. its a great walk.

The trails are wonderful but like a previous commenter said, bring bug spray!

had a blast! bring bug spray!

4 months ago

Dog walk

road biking
5 months ago

Very nice, very clean!

A nice trail, but the bugs are REALLY nasty in the warmer months. I went in the winter and actually found it a lot more agreeable.

Very easygoing, flat, even terrain. It won't challenge you, but if you're just looking for a nice long walk or jog, this is perfect. Due to the proximity of the power plant, I kind of half-expected it to be dirty and unpleasant, but I guess Dominion thankfully runs a tight ship; the place is beautiful.

Pretty flat. Great for a family hike, but not if you’re wanting a good sweat. Lots of people! We prefer the less traveled places.

trail running
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Good running trail. Bring bug spray!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Very nice trail!

on Point of Rocks Trails

Monday, June 05, 2017

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice and easy for a family nature walk.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Took my dog out for a walk. Exploring areas around us to hike. Loved the floating path!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Hidden gem, thanks all trails for showing me this trail!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Stays wet but great walk or ride

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Beautiful walk in the snow, but it was so loud at the plant it took away from the serenity of the park. That being said, I will still go back!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

While the area is beautiful and good for birding, I just can't overlook the Dominion Power facility.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

It was fun trip and easy hike .. it's dog friendly and funny for families.. the beginning wasn't good but after that it beautiful and great views

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beautiful views of the river & a peaceful walk.

trail running
Monday, June 27, 2016

Nice scenery & good paths if you want to do some running instead of just a walk. Just under 5 miles if you do the whole loop

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hot Hot Hot! Much of the trail h
as no tree cover. If you're old & out of shape, try an easier trail. Bring plenty of water.

4/4/2016 Great hike today 4.67miles! It was sunny and 70 degrees and windy.Very beautiful views around the water.A few people walking and fishing.I highly recommend this trail.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nice hike. Great scenery, lots of wildlife. If you like to bird watch I'd highly recommend this trail.

Monday, February 29, 2016

I had a very nice time hiking this trail.I hiked 5 miles with a 25lb backpack that I will be using on the Appalachian trail this spring.The trail is flat and is marked every 1/10 of a mile.Very nice scenery of the water,birds,etc. The trail has a nice bridge to cross the river.It was 40 degree's when I started the hike and it warmed up nice after a little while.It took me a little over 2 hours to hike the whole trail.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Great hike. It had recently snowed so the trail was sloshy.

mountain biking
Monday, September 21, 2015

It was very nice. My wife and I loved. The view was so nice.

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