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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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Backbone Trail
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Really nice trail approx. 2 miles - I think its best to hike not bike we did both. Be mindful that its east to get turned onto another trail when on here as we ended up doing 3 times. They all intersect and loop around each other. The markers can be a bit misleading, so if you want it to be a 5 or even 4 mile just pick up the Dogwood or Majestic when they intersect and you'll increase your mileage plus take advantage of the different terrains.

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Bike Trail At Waller Mill
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

This is a nice trail just be forewarned it isn't the trail to go if you want quiet and serenity. The noise from Airport Road is obnoxious. Admittedly I did NOT check all trails before going or I would have seen there was a $2.00 parking fee.

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Powhatan Fork Trail
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

This was a nice trail nothing as spectacular as theTaskina's or even Mattaponi but nice. If you like hiking in the woods this will be a treat.

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Multi Use at New Quarter
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

This is a very easy trail, we have done is at least a dozen times. Typically not a lot of ppl however they have 5k & 8k here for Alzheimer's, Autism, and Cancer research so be sure to check before heading out if they have any events planned. Very clean and nice trail. We have hiked and biked - As for hiking it isn't strenuous but for the mountain biking there are a few places I found having extreme roots, I know comes with the territory just want to make you aware so you'll know what to expect.

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Mattaponi Trail
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Beautiful Walk - I wouldn't call this a moderate hike as listed, I didn't exert any energy really. The views are majestic. Very serene walk, really nice for couples or just to enjoy nature. I have been about 4 times and each time is peaceful, never crowded, and very clean. Side note - Bring your Iphone or camera phone because you'll be stopping every 100 feet. The way it is set up you can even climb off the path to take pictures and just sit. Great place for a picnic too.

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York River State Park
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Love this Place, they offer a variety of trails for any level. A group of us have begun hiking and biking- we range from beginning to advance… Having stated that each person feels satisfied hiking here. I will note sometime going in the morning is a little busier than in the afternoon so if your looking for solace go at a later time. The views are spectacular. Taskinas is my favorite, it gives me the difficulty I like and the serenity I look for.

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York River State Park
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98 Completed 18 Reviews

This park offers the most variety of any trail set in the region - from woodlands to open meadows, wetland vistas, fossil beach and great elevation changes with switchbacks. I stop here whenever traveling through the peninsula.

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Loop 7 New Quarter Park
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639 Completed 630 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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639 Completed 630 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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