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A Capital experience

Great new trail. completed in 2015. nicer than the C&O canal as it is paved entirely until the tree... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David T
Inwood, West Virginia
River views, walkable and ridable by bike

I am amazed and delighted that we have this treasure here in Central Virginia. We explored this... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Ann D
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great new trail. completed in 2015. nicer than the C&O canal as it is paved entirely until the tree roots become an issue. recently resurfaced due to older sections being more worn down. Rode it from Richmond to Williamsburg in one day. not hard for...More

2  Thank David T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I am amazed and delighted that we have this treasure here in Central Virginia. We explored this time by electric bicycles rented in Shockoe Bottom, and rode all the way to the Berkeley Plantation. We did a tour and had a picnic lunch before returning....More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Last week, my wife and I took the bikes to Richmond and spent some time on the Capital Trail. It was a hot day but the fairly flat grade meant we could maintain a steady speed (aka a steady breeze). We rode a few miles...More

Thank SP H
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The trail was very nice. Not crowded at all. We biked 32 miles, it has light hills, mostly flat ground. It is good trail for beginners and leisure bikers. Since, I am a leisure bikers, I didn’t do the 50 miler to and from. 32...More

2  Thank Abby R
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this bike trail. We started to ride this trail in the fall last year. Due to the fact that the entire trail was not completed until 2015, there are not many amenities available as some have mentioned. The Indian Fields Tavern...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I've ridden this trail many times, from one end to the other. It's in great condition, with lots of friendly people on it. There are a couple of small hills, but it is predominantly flat. It's a great way to spend a day!

Thank PaulZam
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I biked just about all of the 52 mile Virginia Capital Trail at the end of March. I saw a window for great spring weather, living about 500 miles north of the trail. I had done a little of biking on the Trail in December...More

3  Thank Hugh J
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We took this trail in sections from Richmond to Jamestown. It is rolling hills for the most part, with great small eateries along the way. Some sections can be really hot in the summer but for anyone who likes to bike it is a fantastic...More

Thank cl0wdy
Reviewed 23 December 2017

They are scattered everywhere. Earth works skirmishes and markers noting the historical efforts of the Union and the defensive efforts of the Confederate States of America. Some times not the easiest of locations to get into os the markers are often on the side of...More

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Have only been from Richmond east to the Chicahominy, but I love this trail! Well paved, and closed to vehicular traffic, it's a fantastic way to safely enjoy the beautiful scenery along the James river paralleling Route 5. Generally flat, but you will encounter some...More

1  Thank thelanrover
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24 June 2018|
Response from Hugh J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Steve. I took I-64 takes right into Richmond from Jamestown. I took this during rush hour and encountered a surprisingly smooth flow right into town. Granted it was the week before Easter so probably traffic was a little... More
Alisa E
22 April 2018|
Response from cl0wdy | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.. The trail ends in Jamestown where there is lots of parking,then you bike on to w'burg. I would bike to the train station lot for pick up, but there are many parking lots and I don't know which is best.
23 January 2018|
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Response from Anita J | Reviewed this property |
Between Charles City County Courthouse and Jamestown is flat .