May 29, 2024

Return to the Trail: Powhatan State Park (Local Hike, 8 Miles, Challenging)

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Saturday, 06/06/2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Powhatan State Park

CVT returns to the trail! Join us for a fun but challenging summer hike at Powhatan State Park.

Powhatan State Park on the Historic James opened in the summer of 2013.  Located on the edge of the James River in the northwest corner of Powhatan County, the park offers 1565 acres of a diverse habitat for wildlife from open fields to wonderful upland hardwood forests.

We will hike the network of trails that wind through the fields and forests for a total distance of around 8 miles. Powhatan State Park is typically not very crowded, so social distancing should not be a big issue.

Courthouse Creek Cider is nearby. If there is interest, we can try to reserve a table after the hike. Masks are recommended.

Hike Details

  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hike Distance: 7-9 miles
  • Elevation Change: Minimal
  • Hike Pace: Moderate
  • Terrain: Dirt, grass
  • Trail Map: (Link)

Other Details

  • Recommended hiking gear: Broken in hiking shoes/boots; daypack with water, snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, basic first aid
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes
  • Cancellation: If weather becomes an issue, please check your email or contact the “Adventure Specialist” for this event.

Please visit our website for details on our group policies.


Please bring cash to chip in for shared expenses.

  • Park Entrance Fee: $5 per vehicle or a state park pass

Guidelines for Social Distancing in the era of COVID

  • Bring hand sanitizer and a mask or face covering. Use when necessary.
  • Avoid physical contact with other participants. Do not share food or hiking gear.
  • Maintain a safe distance from others when hiking or congregating before hikes.
  • Avoid use of public restrooms and facilities when possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick, symptomatic, or have been exposed to others in either category.
  • Until further notice, CVT will not be organizing any carpools.

How To Find Us

  • Meet in the visitors’ center parking lot.
  • For pre- and post-hike discussion with other participants, look for this event on our Facebook page!

Adventure Specialist

  • This event is being hosted by Brian from Central Virginia Trailblazers. If you sign up for this event, you will receive an email confirmation with contact information.

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