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Check Out Some of The Best Hikes Near Richmond, Virginia

Chesterfield County has miles of trails that twist and turn through breathtaking natural backdrops. Here are some of the best trails near Richmond, Virginia—and our upcoming active adult community—perfect for taking a brisk hike this fall and winter!


Autumn at Buttermilk Trail

Buttermilk Trail

Buttermilk Trail is one of the many trails within the James River Park. This 2.5-mile trail was named for the milkmen who used to store buttermilk in a cool well that is still located on the side of the trail. You’ll find this trail parallel to the south side of the James River. The trail features several creek crossings, bridges and rock gardens. In fact, it’s one of the most beloved trail systems to hike on in the Richmond area!


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Virginia Capital Trail

Residents of our Richmond-area active adult community are sure to spend time on the Virginia Capital Trail. This is a 51.7 multi-use, fully-paved trail that runs through 4 jurisdictions (the City of Richmond, Henrico County, Charles City County, and James City County). In addition, it provides dozens of fun attractions along the way! Whether you’re hiking, biking, running, or walking, you can follow this trail for miles and miles.



Pocahontas State Park Trails

Pocahontas State Park is just 20 miles from Richmond and offers 90+ miles of trail systems. You’ll love hiking through acres of preserved natural beauty and pristine forest. Three sparkling lakes make hiking through Pocahontas State Park even more enjoyable at any time of year!


Live Near the Best Hikes in Richmond, Virginia

When you live in our newest Richmond-area active adult community, you’ll have incomparable access to these beloved hiking areas and more. Plus, you’ll enjoy the acclaimed Live Better lifestyle that each Traditions of America active adult community is known for, making every day the best. Contact us today to learn more!