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Great trails that gives you a workout

5 days ago

This is a great hike for young children, but calling this anything beyond a walk is a definite stretch.

Great hike even with all of your children....we hiked as a family and loved every second. Beautiful view as well.

trail is clearly marked, nice for a short, day hike. would definitely go again!

11 days ago

Good moderate hike but trails poorly marked and no real views

11 days ago

Good moderate hike but trails poorly marked and no real views

Offers relative serenity and beauty a stones throw from DC. It doesn’t quite live up to nearby Great Falls, but is a worthy alternative.

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

Great trail. Ascent up mountain is strenuous. But you can park at the top and still get the good views. At the bottom of the gorge there is a very cool boulder field.

mountain biking
14 days ago

The trails are well build and gradual. I went in late winter and the leaves were built up quite a lot.

sweet place to hike..

Great loop around the lake. Beautiful views. It made for a great run connected with otter creek trail.

A lot of litter and some idiot with unleashed dogs other than nice trail. Will do again and next time bring a bag to pickup litter

The trails are so well marked, it’s easy to combine for extra mileage, and fun to remember your color order(red,blue,red,purple, red, orange etc) nothing particularly challenging but it’s neat to see how different the vegetation can be on the different trails.

24 days ago

We were expecting more of a challenge. It’s a pretty hike with some old houses that are interesting to explore. Our biggest challenge was crossing the river but only because it rained the night before, under normal conditions I think it would be fine.

Great all around trail. You can start in different directions for diversity. I have walked if plenty of times and I look forward to running it.

on Chestnut Ridge Trail

25 days ago

Good for beginners to advanced. Dog walkers, runners are all welcome. Except— please, pick up after your dog! Many times I’ve almost stepped right in it on the trail. Overall it does need to be better marked to reflect cross-sections. It is a beautiful trail among the trees, worth the quiet so close to downtown- no view, but meditative.

28 days ago

Such a wonderful walk, one of Richmond's hidden gems is the canal.

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.

Excellent trail. Great for all fitness levels. Great place to walk with your dog or run if you're looking for more of a challenge.

For a little place there's a lot of little things to explore. Love the cascade little water falls and all the urban city views. Not hiking but a great work out for walking

1 month ago

It's an interesting place to visit. It's not very long but interesting like view points.

Trail has mis-marking. Overall a great trail though.

1 month ago

Beautiful and easy scenic walk. Fun playgrounds are close by for the little children.

saw Mr Beaver when creek was frozen.
started from lot E.

1 month ago

lucky to have this park near our home.
love creek

beautiful view once you get to the top.

road biking
1 month ago

Only bicycled part of this trail consisting of going across the Chickahominy River and several miles west. Nice parking area just east of the river with restrooms.

Muddy in January. But bug-free! Great exercise on a nice winter day. Many informative bulletin boards re: animals, birds, and trees on several bridges. Trail well marked. Portapotties open near campstore and kayak launch.

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