60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg

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Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond eliminates doubts about where to hike and what to expect when you get to the trailhead. For locating and accessing the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Richmond area, this guide is indispensable!

Explore James River Park, an outdoor oasis in heart of the city. Hike through history in the footsteps of John Smith (Virginia Capital Trail), Thomas Jefferson (Saunders-Monticello Trail), and Ulysses S....

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg

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Overview

Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Richmond eliminates doubts about where to hike and what to expect when you get to the trailhead. For locating and accessing the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Richmond area, this guide is indispensable!

Explore James River Park, an outdoor oasis in heart of the city. Hike through history in the footsteps of John Smith (Virginia Capital Trail), Thomas Jefferson (Saunders-Monticello Trail), and Ulysses S. Grant (Petersburg National Battle-field). Whether your ideal hike is strolling through a neighborhood park or trekking through a state forest, Virginia's natural beauty is waiting.

You'll save time with Key At-a-Glance Information, providing quick and easy assessments of each hike before you hit the trail. Inside you'll find

Detailed Directions to the Trailheads

GPS-Based Trail Maps with Accurate Hike Information

GPS-Based Elevation Profiles

So what are you waiting for? With local author and hiking expert Nathan Lott at your side, the ultimate hike is just a short drive away.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897327084
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 317
  • Sales rank: 1,359,869
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Richmond Overview Map

Hikes List i

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword viii

About the Author ix

Preface x

Hiking Recommendations xii

Introduction 1

Richmond Central 15

1 Belle Isle and Brown's Island 16

2 Cold Harbor Battlefield, Richmond National Battlefield Park 21

3 Crump Park 26

4 Deep Run Park 31

5 Dorey Park 35

6 James River Park Main Section 39

7 Joseph Bryan Park 44

8 Pony Pasture Rapids 48

9 Robious Landing Park 51

10 Three Lakes Park 55

South of the James 61

11 Amelia Wildlife Management Area 62

12 Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Henricus Historical Park 67

13 Petersburg National Battlefield Park 71

14 Pocahontas State Park 76

15 Powhatan Wildlife Management Area 81

16 R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks 86

17 Rockwood Park 91

East to Williamsburg and Tidewater 97

18 Beaverdam Park 98

19 Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area 103

20 Chippokes Plantation State Park 107

21 Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve 112

22 Freedom Park 117

23 Greensprings Greenway 121

24 Hog Island Wildlife Management Area 126

25 Mariners' Museum Park 130

26 Newport News Park 134

27 Virginia Capital Trail 138

28 Wahrani Nature Park 142

29 Waller Mill Park 147

30 York River State Park 152

North to Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck 159

31 Belle Isle State Park 160

32 Bush Mill Stream State Natural Area Preserve 164

33 Caledon State Park and Natural Area 169

34 Canal Park Trail 174

35 George Washington Birthplace National Monument 178

36 Hickory Hollow State Natural Area Preserve 183

37 Lake Anna State Park 188

38 Motts Run Reservoir 193

39 North Anna Battlefield Park 198

40 Poor Farm Park 203

41 Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield 207

42 Voorhees Nature Preserve 212

43 Westmoreland State Park 217

44 Zoar State Forest 222

West to Charlottesville and Central Virginia 229

45 Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest: Carter-Taylor Multiuse Trail 230

46 Bear Creek Lake State Park 234

47 Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail 239

48 Fluvanna Heritage Trail 244

49 High Bridge Trail State Park 249

50 Holliday Lake State Park 253

51 Ivy Creek Natural Area 258

52 Observatory Hill 263

53 Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest 267

54 Ragged Mountain Natural Area 272

55 Rivanna Trail 277

56 Saunders-Monticello Trail 282

57 Scheier Natural Area 287

58 Twin Lakes State Park 291

59 Walnut Creek Park 296

60 Willis River Trail, Cumberland State Forest 301

Appendixes and Index 307

Appendix A Local Shopping for Hikers 308

Appendix B Clubs and Organizations 309

Index 311

Map Legend

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