Explore the best trails near Williamsburg with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
10 days ago

Short dirt patch with some shrubbery. This is not a hiking trail more of a short walk trail, definitely not moderate nor worth more than 2 stars. Nothing special here.

This was an awesome trail in an awesome park. Beautiful forest and lake views. The trail was wide and well marked. No getting lost here even without a map. There are lots of tree roots so watch your footing. There were plenty of climbs which I was excited about as I was looking for more of a challenge. And of course it was awesome that the pup got to go swimming. There is a $2 parking fee... just an FYI. There's also lots to do at the park.

hiking
15 days ago

definitely should not be marked as moderate... very short and unremarkable

15 days ago

this should not be marked as moderate... its more of a family park. definitely the easiest trail i've ever seen if you can call it a trail

This shouldn't be listed as moderate... it's really more of a family park not really hiking...

We actually went on another trail that formed a loop back towards the start totaling 5 miles. Nice hike through the woods and leads to a huge fallen oak tree which was cool to climb on :) If your up for more mileage consider continuing on Powhatan Forks trail. It has a few more climbs and a portion is near the York river.

This trail is actually 7 miles and it is a true, single-file hiking trail. The trail is dirt and sand with lots of roots. It was easy to follow and there are mile markers every half mile. This is designated as a mountain bike trail so you must yield to riders. After mile 3 there are 10 spots to veer off the trail to the main park path and take a shortcut back to the parking lot.

Nice hike. Pretty at times.

Short hike with easy elevations just watch for all the tree roots.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice short trail for the family and dog friendly. Started off next to a pond and then ventured through the woods until you reach the beach. The beach is pretty and there are lots of shells to be found. Overall, a nice day trip.

28 days ago

It was great!

this trail was unknown to us until recently. it appear to have been designed as a parcourse back in the day. not used much now except the parts that would give access to the W&M campus. The part of the trail we used was lovely as it ran around the lake. It was an easy hike. The biggest challenge will be parking. Most access seems to be from campus where there is no public parking. We parked illegal on a Sunday afternoon with no school in session. nice hike.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Trail C is a great trail with tons of nice big jumps and gap jumps! I say from what I hear because when I went last October I miss judged a jump and went over my handle bars. Suffice to say I had a severe concussion and had around six months of memory loss for a time. Thankfully my buddy managed to get me out and to the hospital! So this is a great ride but wear your helmet! I would have probably died without mine!