I heard a comment recently from someone who was intimidated by hiking. They thought that hiking is just for adventurous types, the outdoorsy adrenaline junkies. I am not sure they had ever really looked into the trail system at our Virginia State Parks.
I am writing this article with links to show them that the trails at our state parks range from easy to moderate to difficult. They go from walking, hiking, biking to even equestrian at some parks. From mountain vistas to waterview walks to mangroves to beaches.
There is something for everyone at Virginia State Parks!
Walking and hiking at Sky Meadows State Park
Skating and dog walking trails
Wilderness Road State Park nature hike perfect for young and old
You might even meet some new friends!
A paved multi-use trail at Claytor Lake State Park
Virginia State Parks have more than 450 miles of trails in 34 state parks, historic sites and natural areas. With more than 8 million park visitors a year, our trails see a lot of use. In fact, more than 97 percent of those responding to the 2000 Virginia Outdoors Survey rated trails the most important offering state parks provide.