Explore the Park: Virginia Capital Trail

Things to do Here

Hiking & Walking
Scenic Views

This trail is over 52 miles of paved bicycle path that connects Richmond to Williamsburg to the east. After breaking ground in 2008, sections of the Trail were dedicated over the ensuing years, and Great Shiplock Park marks its western terminus. From Richmond, riders enjoy the beauty of the scenic Route 5 Corridor from the safety of the Trial.

Fast Facts


There is limited parking for cars and bike rack spaces at Great Shiplock Park.

Voice of the Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation acts as the voice of the Trail.


Open from sunrise to sunset every day.

Report an Issue Form

To report an emergency please call 911 immediately. Please use this form to report an issue in the Park such as maintenance or trail issues. Thank you.

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