Virginia Capital Trail
Virginia Capital Trail
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Mns49
33 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent surface area on the whole trail. Runs along highway five. The reason for 4 stars, not enough bathrooms along the trail. Many miles between them.
Recommend you stopping at Spoke + Art while in Williamsburg. And Indian Tavern Restaurant in Charles City. Enjoy the ride!!
Written 4 August 2023
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SpanishteacherMD
Ellicott City, Maryland1,642 contributions
Jun 2022
Incredible scenery, a wonderful experience. Whether you walk, jog, run, or take the dog for a hike, anywhere on this trail is fantastic. My wife and I had a chance to experience Belle Isle (part of the James River park system) and Brown's Island / Manchester by crossing the T. Tyler Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge, you have to give yourself at least half a day, if not more to walk, walk and walk. Bring a camera and your walking shoes. This trail, no matter where you pick it up, is worth every minute you spend on it. Tons of beautiful scenery, awesome views and wheelchair accessible. A perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy Richmond and all the Virginia has to offer.
Written 20 June 2022
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bythetracks
springfiled, il, United States21 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a great walking trail and a nice way to enjoy nature without getting dirty! The trail is extensive and covers a variety of habitats and views.
Watch out for cyclists there. Some are quite careless and ride up from behind very fast. I was nearly mowed down by one young woman. Who wants to end up in the Emergency room?
Written 9 March 2022
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blazestarr
15 contributions
Feb 2021
This was a welcome respite during the beginning of the pandemic. We used this trail for cycling and in-line skating. Definitely have to work on crossing the raised circles at each stop with in line skates.
Written 30 April 2021
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Sienna Kennedy
Richmond, VA13 contributions
Mar 2021
I use the trail ALL the time. I am a walker, runner, cyclist. It's seriously the BEST thing our community could have done. I can't count the number of times I've gone from Richmond to Williamsburg (and sometimes back, but usually we meet with friends that drive us back & hang out in Carytown the next day). Whoever decided to build this trail should get an award!
Written 9 March 2021
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petew41133
Florissant, MO3 contributions
Nov 2020
Super smooth (except for a very short stretch that had some root impact) on a racing road bike, road in rain and still had good traction, just go straight and don't brake or accelerate through wood bridges. Amazing historic sites along the way. Photo at Indian Fields Tavern from the porch seating, best burger ever and super bike friendly (place fill water bottles, park bike and sit when your grungy in bike gear:). 60 miles roundtrip to the tavern from Richmond lock trailhead.
Written 11 November 2020
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VirginiaLove2Travel
Virginia Beach, VA478 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
First, we live in Virginia Beach so hills are really not existent. We have ridden starting in Jamestown but also not hilly. So we decided to come to Richmond for the weekend and ride the trail East for a while. Can you say hills. Don’t get me wrong it was fun when we started along the canal but then you see the hills. We made it for several miles and then my husband decided it was too much (he doesn’t ride as much as me). So we turned back. Did have a few conversations with folks who felt the same way....but then those folks that just zoomed by us, probably laughing at us....heck I was laughing at me too. Don’t let my review deter you, go and enjoy how ever far you can ride and enjoy the many other things to see and do in Richmond.
Written 17 October 2020
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joansy
Tennessee88 contributions
Sep 2020
We parked at the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. This is mile marker 0. We rode to mile marker 25 turned around and stopped at Culs Courthouse Grille for lunch. Than rode back to Jamestown. Total of 50 miles. The trail is scenic, shaded and well paved. The part through Sherwood Forest is so beautiful. We absolutely love this trail and can’t wait to ride it again. The next day we drove to mile marker 40 parked our car and rode down to mile marker 30 and back. Just as pretty as the first 25 miles.
Don’t miss riding on this trail.
Written 11 October 2020
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Carlotta U
Raleigh, NC10 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a great ride on the Virginia Capital Trail! Traffic along the way are good to give bikes the right-of-way. There are two restaurants close to half-way that are accommodating to cyclists.
Written 7 October 2020
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Tim M
Severn, MD52 contributions
Aug 2020
First time here.... started at the Great Shiplock Park and walked to the downtown area. Really scenic. Lots of activity and this would be a great pace to ride bikes or roll along on a skateboard - both things I'll consider for next time!
Written 20 August 2020
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