Phases:
Greenspring | Chickahominy Riverfront | Sherwood Forest | Charles City Courthouse
New Market Heights | Varina | Park | Richmond Riverfront

 Virginia's Capital Trails Learn more about the Richmond Riverfront Phase Learn more about the New Market Heights Phase Learn more about the Varina Phase Learn more about the Charles City Phase Learn more about the Sherwood Forest Phase Learn more about the Chickahominy Riverfront Phase Learn more about the Greensprings Phase Learn more about the Park Phase

 
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From the Canal Walk in the heart of Richmond’s upscale Shockoe Valley to the Governor’s Mansion in Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia Capital Trail traverses a beautiful landscape as it parallels historic Route 5. The approximately 51-mile trail travels through portions of Henrico, Charles City, and James City counties along the way as it connects the previous capitals of Jamestown (1607-1699) and Williamsburg (1699-1780) to its current capital of Richmond (1780-present).

The Trail ranges in width between eight and ten feet, and is paved throughout its entire length to accommodate all modes of non-motorized transportation. Construction of the Trail took place in phases. 

A 360 degree panoramic Trail view is available for the Richmond Riverfront, Chickahominy Riverfront and Greenspring phases here

Page last modified: June 23, 2016