Virginia Capital Trail
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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.