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Views of the “lake” a few times. Mostly just trees and wildlife, which was still beautiful. Not too many spiders/snakes. Not a single tick on us, which was very surprising. Very well kept trail. Cute bridges along the way. Lots of frogs! Easy to navigate and well marked. Might be a bit muddy after a rain. Overall, we enjoyed it.

My son (11) and I enjoyed this trail. We got a little mixed up and ended up on the bike only bit (Lake View Loop) but gutted it out until we regained the hiking trail. We clocked in a little over 7 miles total in 3 hours with a pause for lunch in there at the halfway mark.

Definitely will come back and maybe bring the bike out!

hiking
18 days ago

Shaded trail with varying terrain / elevation. Dogs enjoyed wading in the stream. Nice scenery, although was expecting it to be closer to the water. The view of the dam was the highlight.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail ending at the lake. Loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, mostly shaded loop around Beaver Lake. Look for beaver lodge in lake. Good wildlife viewing, especially from the boardwalks. On the easy side of moderate because terrain is fairly level. Overall, best hiker-only trail at Pocahontas State Park.

3 months ago

It was ironically parallel to the highway, so noisy and kind of annoying. It does however eventually lead to some really good trails. Well made trail, but rather drive a minute farther to a much better trail.

walking
3 months ago

Nice long walk

Nice open beautiful views! If you are a beginner it might feel longer then the miles posted, but it's a great workout, not too overwhelming. My family and I enjoyed it very much!

Beautiful peaceful trail

Lakeview is a bike trail, so if you start on Powhatan Trail walking you have to turn back at the Lakeview Loop.

hiking
4 months ago

I've written a blog post about this hike @ www.break-trail.com
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hiking
5 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

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

sometimes get to see deer, and bald eagle fly by

nice trail, well maintained and easy to follow. the trail skirted the lake in Pocahontas state park and has little elevation change. hiked in December, not much to see. there were a few boards with information but they are old and challenging to read. one overlook, a bridge over some marshy areas. didn't see much wildlife - perhaps bring binoculars for animal spotting.

Nice walk on trails under the trees. Great place to walk the dogs

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice scenery. Inclines aren't too bad. Saw 4 other people over a period of 3 hours on a weekday. Bring your hammock/tree straps and have a quiet picnic by the creek.

11 months ago

Nice trail. easy to navigate. great opportunity to take nice pics from the damn. also great place to start the beaver lake trail.

11 months ago

Decent trail. some grade changes along the way. watch for roots and rocks and fallen trees. Seen plenty of wild life along the way. my 7 year old had no problems here. Nice cool and shaded.

so pretty and great for kids

hiking
11 months ago

Great for family, the dog, and a good, clear path. Well shaded, even during the heart of the day.

trail running
Saturday, August 12, 2017

This is a good trail run. It is a mix between pavement and gravel/dirt but can get pretty muddy after rains. You can get decent mileage if you run the peripheral pavement and inner trails and is a safe place due to the trail close proximity to courthouse/police.

trail running
Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty trail run that can challenge you if you push on the ascents. Love the views of the lake as you work around it. A few switchbacks but nothing overly technical.

trail running
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great views of the lake. The raised trails are neat.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

I enjoyed this trail in a moderate downpour of rain, but the tree canopy was so high and thick that it was just a mist by the time it reached me. This was an easy trail, almost no climbing. The small lake was pretty, despite the clouds and rain.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Beautiful views!!! Favorite trail here at Pocahontas so far

I hiked the Beaver Lake Trail 2.47 miles. Moderate and beautiful views of the lake.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Only downed one star purely for the fact I prefer more of a trail than a road when I hike. That being said, it was otherwise a nice hike. Plenty of area for my dog to get a drink from creeks & run off streams. Very peaceful & the few people I saw hiking & biking were very nice. Will do again.

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