Powhatan State Park Hike
Hiking/Walk DATE: 02/17/2018 - 02/17/2018
Trip/Event Location: Powhatan, VA
Trip Leader(s): TrailGuyEric
Max # People: 15
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Join us for our 3rd Saturday (of the month) Hike at 11 a.m., Powhatan State Park. Meet at the parking lot near Park Office (first parking lot on your left).
Hike: 4616 Powhatan State Park Rd Powhatan Va, Powhatan, VA 23139 (1 hour from Richmond VA)
Lunch: Hickory Notch Grill, 2031 Broad Street Rd, Maidens, VA 23102 (22 Minutes from Powhatan State Park)
We all arrived early at the parking lot and due to potential rain, we headed out at 10:20 and down the Cabin trail (named for the remains of an old 18th or 19th century cabin. All that remains are the stone foundation and stone fireplace). The trail conditions were great considering the heavy rains a few days before. We continued down the Cabin Trail, crossed a stream and up a hill until we came the end of the Cabin Trail and onto the looping Pine Trail, name for all of the long-leaf pine trees which abound this park of the park.
We walked along a couple of the Pine Trail loops and then onto the Big Woods Trail, and back to the car. We drove down to the river and boat launch and noticed how very high the James River had been—about 15’ higher than it was that morning (based on the amount of debris and mud). We drove to the parking lot near the Turkey Trail, which is a trail in an open field running up against a forest or an area of sapplings. We looped back and concluded our hike for the day, 4.2 miles in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
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