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York River State Park

Williamsburg, VA

The unique estuarine enviornment is found at this 2,550 acre park serves as a nursery for the marine life throught the Chesapeake Bay. Taskinas Creek and the surrounding marsh within the park are designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System in Virginia

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Marl Ravine Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail. Intermediate, not difficult, although there are some vicious switchbacks to catch you out. Very flowing, varied scenery. Only one steep hill section, so a good 45 min ride. The ravine is 6 miles, so by the time you add in the trail to and from the parking, nearly a 10 mile loop. Good condition too. Recommended.

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New Quarter Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail, through the trees. Undulating, with many tight turns. Well maintained. Only the one route, 6 miles, but worth it.

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Lookout Tower Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy hike but nice views of the water from the trail.

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Freedom Park Trails
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

I can't wait to go back to ride the trails in this park!!!! I highly recommend it.

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Mattaponi Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

One of m favorite trails at this park. Very scenic, bring your camera!

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Beaver Loop York River State Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Short trail but lots of good photo ops on this trail.

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Fossil Beach
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

One if my favorite morning walks.

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York River State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great selection of trails that are well maintained. Quite a variety of single track and double track trails. Very pretty overlooks that make the run that much more enjoyable. Taskinas creek trail was good single track with some decent elevation change. Mattaponi, backbone, and the trail from the visitor center to fossil beach are all pretty much flat double track.

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Waller Mill Park Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was an awesome trail. You have to pay two dollars at the boat house for entry into the park. That is well worth the price. The lookout tower is within the first 1/4 mile. After you leave the lookout tower, the trail is covered with roots and they are very easy to trip on. We saw baby frogs everywhere, and some big ones. My dog enjoyed the trail as well, there were plenty of areas on the trail for her to get a drink from the lake. I took 3 kids with me and they breezed through this trail. Although I would not recommend this trail for elderly that have problems with knees.

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York River State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My friend and I hiked several of the trails there at Yorktown. We favored the Fossil Beach best, if you travel down further than what's normally expected you see a lot of untouched and non trashed parts of the beach. Watch out for the little sand crabs as your walking! I would also suggest not to go barefoot, there are a lot of barnacles and sharp shells that would destroy your feet and possibly send you to the hospital. We tried a little fishing and didn't catch anything sadly. All in all it is a fantastic park with many different trail options to choose from. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.

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