It's no wonder hiking is among the most popular activities in our parks. It's low impact, inexpensive, keeps you fit, strengthens bones and keeps the pounds off. It works the entire body and the mind by reducing stress and improving sleep quality. Escape the crowds, breathe fresh air, enjoy wildlife and take in the stunning scenery that only Virginia can offer.
More than 160 miles of the park system's 626 miles of trails are reserved for hiking, and hiking is allowed on more than 397 miles of multi-use trails. Detailed GIS-based maps of park trails are available online, too. You can even earn rewards by taking part in Virginia State Parks' Trail Quest. Earn attractive hiking stick pins for visiting the parks you love anyway.
Park trails accommodate other activities including biking, mountain biking and horseback riding, and many parks have universally accessible trails. Learn about a particular park's trails by visiting the park page and finding "Trails" under the "Recreation" menu item at the left of the page, and each park's webpage links to its trail guide.
Learn more about Virginia State Park trails. More than 600 miles await.