Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Nice historical adventure with the family. Snapped a pic with Phocohontas for the a child's memory book.

hiking
8 days ago

Lovely views of the creek with many overlooks. Seemed more on the easy side than moderate. If you are quiet, you can see crabs sneak out of their muddy homes. $4 to park. Nicely marked and well kept.

walking
9 days ago

Nice and well-maintained area. Plenty of benches and protected overhangs. Loops mean you are always near your start point. The roadway in is nice and peaceful. Pro closes at dusk.

Nice trail with good path and scenery.

Runs by the lake with some interior.

there is no mountain bike trial. The only bike trial they have is paved.

1 month ago

Description of the trails are accurate. They people who are reviewing, have misread, just like I did. Loops five through nine, are about 2.2 to 2.5 miles, with good elevations, but its loops 5 through 9, as in 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

I must have been on the wrong trails because I had to combine trail 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and some of the parking lot to get 2.2 miles. There was some good elevations. I am a runner, so I was running the trails and I didn't see any mountain bikes but I could see how they would want to be on the trails too - just glad they weren't because I was hogging everything. ;) Maybe all trails combined equal 5 miles? I needed to log three today so I was a little disappointed but otherwise, nice wooded trails.

Great trail. I am a runner and I am starting to get experience with trail running. I had to slow down a few times because the trail was narrow and I didn't want to slip into the embankment. Otherwise, I recommend. Good inclines. Not a lot of roots. Beautiful views.

Nice views lovely for hiking

Very low impact hike highly recommend the views are amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Well marked. Hiked with 2 small dogs. Nice views with little to no traffic ( early April). Nice variations in grades and landscape.

Terrific! Beautiful views, a great path surface, and a bit of elevation change every once in a while to keep you honest. This is a walk/hike that provides you with great water views as you walk in a forested area; a rare combination!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail to view marsh and creek. Didn't see much birds during this trip but could be the time of year.

I love this trail. Make sure you sign the log book! Lots of solitude and great views. Switchbacks and elevation make it just challenging enough. I have slipped a few times on the leaves in the fall after rain, so keep your footing.

The epitome of a great hike. The scenery is great, the trail moderately difficult but not bad at all, and the distance fairly easy to accomplish.

Pretty easy walk, a lot of ups and downs. $2 park fee, make sure you go to the building by the water to pay before you go to leave.

This was a nice stroll through the woods with a few gorgeous views of the river. There were some interesting historical markers along the path which was pretty neat. There were a few easy climbs but nothing to difficult. The trail was wide and clear of debris and roots. FYI there is a $4 parking fee. I only gave it 4 stars because the first part of the trail was not well marked and I did have to back track. Would recommend.

road biking
9 months ago

Very pretty woods. Single lane road with no bike lane. Had to pull off the side of the road several times to let vehicles pass . If you go, go early so there is less traffic.

Very nice trail and matches description.

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.

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.

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

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.

10 months ago

It was great!

Great to run, but watch out for the roots. The view from the lookout is beautiful.

Easy to follow loop, but this trail is an ankle killer with the amount of roots. I prefer the lookout tower loop if you only have time for one.

paddle sports
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great place! Could be a bit more organized for rentals but the price is right! Enjoyed canoeing and paddle boarding with the family.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nice trail with good views of the reservoir. Several low hills make this an interesting walk. Be aware there is a$2 fee to get in the park.

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