Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Richmond area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia map area

Richmond, Virginia

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Bird Park Trails

Forest Hill Park Trail

James River Park System Trail

Loch Lothian Trail

Maymont Trails

Robious Landing Park Trail

VITA Trail

Virginia Capital Trail



Regional Trails

Richmond is situated along the James River in Eastern Virginia. The city is home to the University of Richmond, the Maymont Mansion and this portion of the country is rich in history dating back to the Colonial Era and the Civil War.

Virginia Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile long wide paved pathway that extends from Richmond to Jamestown in Eastern Virginia. The trail goes past the thickly forested area and farmland of the eastern part of the state following alongside the Scenic Route 5 Corridor. A long bridge takes trail users over the Chickahominy River near the confluence with the James River.

The northwest end of the trail starts along the James River near Downtown Richmond. The southeast end of the Virginia Capital Trail is located at the historic Jamestown Settlement. This attraction has three replicas of the ships that the early settlers used to cross the Atlantic, a restored Powhatan Village, museum and shops.

Read more about the Virginia Capital Trail

James River Park System Trails

There is a system of paved and unpaved pathways along the James River to the south side of Downtown Richmond. The trails include a bridge for pedestrians and bicycles that crosses the James River to the west of S. 9th Street. The James River Park System Trails also go past the American Civil War Museum, Browns Island, and Canoe Run Park.

Maymont Mansion, Maymont Garden, Farm & Wildlife Center, Robins Nature Center and Bird Park

The Maymont Mansion is a historic home that dates back to 1893. The estate has been turned into a large park with gardens, an animal park and nature center. There are miles of walking paths at the park and other walkways in nearby Bird Park.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Richmond, Virginia.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Virginia

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Virginia.