Virginia Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that will connect the commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond, along the scenic Route 5 corridor. Once complete in 2014, the trail will traverse more than 50 miles, four jurisdictions and 400 years rich in history along one of the first inland routes in North America.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is constructing the Virginia Capital Trail, 16 miles of which are complete: half a mile in downtown Richmond, 7 ½ miles in Charles City County and eight miles in James City County.

  • Bike rentals are available at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park.
  • The downtown Richmond portion provides a stunning entrance into the city along Dock Street.
  • The Charles City section provides a beautiful and rural backdrop to the trail experience.


Public park open from dawn to dusk


P.O. Box 17966
Richmond, Virginia 23226
(804) 788-6455

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