Virginia Capital Trail
Click on a section of the trail for more information
Project photos on Flickr
From the Canal Walk in the heart of Richmond’s upscale Shockoe Valley to the Governor’s Mansion in Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia Capital Trail traverses a beautiful landscape as it parallels historic Route 5. The approximately 51-mile trail travels through portions of Henrico, Charles City, and James City counties along the way as it connects the previous capitals of Jamestown (1607-1699) and Williamsburg (1699-1780) to its current capital of Richmond (1780-present).
The Trail ranges in width between eight and ten feet, and is paved throughout its entire length to accommodate all modes of non-motorized transportation. Construction of the Trail took place in phases.