Phases:


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 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 as it connects the Colonial Virginia capitals of Jamestown (1607-1699) and Williamsburg (1699-1780) to the 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 eight phases.  

Page last modified: June 30, 2017