Virginia Capital Trail
The Virginia Capital Trail is a pedestrian and bicycle trail that will connect the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. The Trail will traverse 50+ miles, four jurisdictions and 400 years rich in history along one of the first inland routes in North America. The Virginia Capital Trail is still under construction, with an estimated completion date of 2014
Currently, there are four open sections of the Virginia Capital Trail:
- Richmond Riverfront – .5 miles – open
Parking at Shiplock Park in downtown Richmond along Dock Street. Trail to the west for ½ mile.
- Charles City Courthouse, 7.5 miles – open
Parking at Charles City Courthouse Visitors Center, just off of Rt. 5. Trail to the west for 7.5 miles.
- Chickahominy Riverfront, 5 miles – open (connected to completed Greensprings section)
Parking at Chickahominy Riverfront Park or Jamestown High School. Trail to the east (or west if parking at JHS) 5 miles.
- Greensprings, 2 miles — open (connected to completed Chickahominy section)
Parking at Jamestown Settlement. Trailhead across Rt. 31.
- Sherwood Forest Phase, 13 miles — open June 2013 (Beginning at the western bank of the Chickahominy River to the Charles City Courthouse
- Varina Phase, 10 miles — open October of 2014 (From Longbridge Road to downtown Richmond)
- New Market Heights Phase, 9 miles — open October of 2014 (From western end of Charles City Courthouse phase to Longbridge Road)
- Downtown Richmond Phase — .75 miles –open TBD (From Shiplock Park at Dock/Pear streets, to the Henrico County line.)