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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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Loop 7 New Quarter Park
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636 Completed 627 Reviews

Like most of the loops in the park, it offers a beautiful walk in the woods. This trail has beautiful views of Queens Creek. And the mixed hardwood forest is magnificent. Be prepared for a lot of up and down, but never more than a few feet.

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Freedom Park Trails
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636 Completed 627 Reviews

The snow is mostly melted, but replaced by mud. Lots of mud! I did not dare try the bike and hiking was , did I say MUD!

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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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