Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Richmond with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very neat trail. Shaded and a lot of historical pieces along the trail. Bring water and bug spray!

Overall a great trail. We took our 6 and 2 year old and they loved it. If you have younger kids bring a carrier as their legs get tired. Don’t forget snacks and water!

walking
5 days ago

Excellent walking trail. Mostly shaded.

hiking
7 days ago

Shaded for the most part. Narrow in spots. Plenty of places to stop and watch the James go by. Mostly flat except for the stairs by the parking area. Lots to see along the way.

8 days ago

This is not an easy trail as rated. Definitely moderate with a lot of ups and downs and switchback. Very shaded but not well marked. Think like a biker and you'll probably make right choices. Using All Trails GPS was a first.

hiking
8 days ago

Challenging and scenic.

walking
8 days ago

One of my favorite trails along the James! Plenty of nooks along the trail to set up and swim for the day, with trees and some distance between each spot that gives a sense of privacy. The trail itself offers beautiful up-close views of the river. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Richmond.

Great trail. Paved so great for strollers and families. Quite a few elevation changes that gives you that extra challenge especially if you’re running it. It’s completely covered in trees so it helps keep the sun off of you. So peaceful, one of my favorites.

Bring an umbrella!

walking
13 days ago

Great views of the James River. Fantastic place to go for an afternoon stroll. Pack a lunch and enjoy a superb river view from downtown Richmond.

Some bouldering or mountain biking can be thrown in for an extra fun element.

walking
13 days ago

The view of the river is great. This is a fantastic place for a morning or afternoon walk. Pack a lunch and enjoy the views while you eat. This is a very easy walk.

walking
14 days ago

Different trails and options to lengthen or shorten your trip. Shaded so easy to take a nice walk on a hot summer day.

very nice trail. we will do it again.

Very nice trail. To get very adventurous walk the trails closure to river side. We spotted Crane, Gar fish and Falcon. Will visit again since there is lot to explore. Our kids (10 & 2) really enjoyed it

Parking is very close to Trail. Trail is very close to James River. You can spend lot of time on the river side. Very kid friendly. My 10 year and 2 year old enjoyed a lot. Spotted a huge owl in the Trail was a bonus

walking
1 month ago

Enjoyable walk with plenty of beautiful views of the city and river. The hidden gem for me was definitely stumbling across the pipeline trail that runs under the train tracks and over the water. Easy for the family to experience. (However, I wouldn’t suggest the pipeline trail for younger kids or hyper pets).

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed this. Easy walk, beautiful day, not too crowded during the week. A few good photo opportunities

trail running
2 months ago

Love this trail! Slightly difficult at times but it encourages you to keep moving. Best to go during the week. This trail will lead you to Belle Isle and even to Browns Island if you chose to keep going.

Other than the history of the Bell Isle, and exploring the old power plant, this hike is fairly lame. If your looking to pass some time or can’t really find anything else to do in Richmond, I guess I’d go here.

like the many Trails......

Great walk with nice views! Easy trails. Perfect distance for the dog who loved it!

It's a great trail also great a part of history at the same time in RVA....

hiking
3 months ago

Really easy, leisurely trail. Great for a chill hour-long afternoon hike. A little dirty in some areas, but that’s to be expected in the city. Kids could easily complete this hike.

Nice, easy walk along the river. Lots of spots to hang out for the day and jump in.

walking
3 months ago

Love this park. Has lots of paved trails as well as easily navigated natural trails through the woods. There are amenities for lots of different activities.

Beautiful walk alongside river. There is a gravel path but we had more fun walking along the beach of the river where we could. Lots of other walkers on the gravel path and dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

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

on Texas Beach Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Love this hike it's mostly along the river. It's well taken care of noticed someone had trimmed back vines on trail..cant wait to go back in a spring!

4 months ago

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

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