Virginia Capital Trail

The Newest Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail in Virginia

The Newest Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail in Virginia

The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. The Trail traverses approximately 52 miles, four jurisdictions, and more than 400 years of history along one of the first inland routes in North America.

The paved path follows the state Route 5 corridor along a relatively flat, meandering course.The route is classified as a scenic byway and takes riders past dozens of historic properties. It also benefits from a lush tree canopy, keeping riders and runners cool and out of the sun in the summer. Amenities along the Trail include bike rentals, fix-it stations, snack areas, restrooms, geocaching, rain shelters, and a playground at Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

The Trail was officially open in October 2015.


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