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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail is wonderful for bike riding or walking. It's actually possible to ride all the way to Williamsburg. There are nice places to stop along the way and enjoy wildlife, or the views. We will definitely be back to enjoy this more.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Hedgeklu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I try to ride this trail whenever we visit Williamsburg. We had two recent rides - 55 and 34 miles. It’s so scenic, well maintained, and a lot of it is shaded. We live in the flats, so the rolling hills and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mekopp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is fantastic. The surfaces are well maintained and easily accessible at both the Richmond and Jamestown ends. Very picturesque along the way and we loved the mile markers along the way. Cul's Grill in Charles City was awesome. We did the entire trail...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paige W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 52-mile long bike trail is just terrific! We've done several short stretches recently, on our way to doing the entire 52 miles. Lots of parking areas, conveniently spread out so that the trail is doable, piecemeal. There were some hills and, for most bikers,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are so fortunate to not only have this resource in Richmond, but to have it yards from our home. We invested in some low-end bicycles to give it a try two years ago and now we can't stop enjoying it! Looks like we will...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cbswaim
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I drive 2 hours just to ride the Capital Trail where I feel very safe to ride the trail alone. People along the trail also are pleasant and there are places to stop to eat along the 52 mile one way course. I strongly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank blhopper805
Reviewed July 30, 2019

It's actually a bike trail, but many runners and walkers use it too. Plus we live on this beautiful trail beside the James River. So peaceful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Targettt
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

We are new bikers with two little (6, and 8) kids. They are also new. We have been exploring Richmond and found this trail. It is a good paved trail. We started in Shiplock park, and intended on making it to Dorey park. We rode...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank karit543
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Training for a 70.3 in Santa Rosa at the end of this month. We are in Richmond for the holiday & my amazing fiancé found this trail for me. Was biking by 7:15 this morning and after completing 56 miles I am thrilled to report:...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

We frequently go on the capital trail. There is history all along the route and of course you have Richmond and Williamsburg on the ends. It is a great well maintained bike route that is safe and enjoyable. Small grade changes and nicely spaced restrooms...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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steve82257
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Hugh J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Steve. I took I-64 takes right into Richmond from Jamestown. I took this during rush hour and encountered a surprisingly smooth flow right into town. Granted it was the week before Easter so probably traffic was a little... More
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