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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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York River State Park
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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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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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Waller Mill Park Trails
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Took the lookout tower trail (about 2.5 miles round trip from the parking lot). It was a pretty good walk. The trail was sand and dirt. The beginning 2/3 was extreme ups and downs and the trail was very rooty. The last 1/3 was smooth and gradual. I would definitely go back.

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Mattaponi Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

It was a nice walk. Very serene.

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Bike Trail At Waller Mill
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I didn't do this trail yet, however there is a $2.00 parking fee. I am not sure if there is another area to park and avoid the small fee.

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York River State Park
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28 Completed 29 Reviews

Nice park. I enjoyed that there was many trails to choose from and the scenery is awesome. There is also a nice amount of geocaching to find there.

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Freedom Park Trails
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42 Completed 3 Reviews

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Marl Ravine Trail
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72 Completed 22 Reviews

What a great hike. Loved the up and down and overall scenery. Great workout!

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Waller Mill Resevoir & Tower Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Just got done canoeing around the park. Nice day, plus I was the only one on the water. They should add canoeing to their filter. Had fun going threw the tunnel under the road and watching the eagles.

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