The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that will connect the Commonwealth’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor.
Once complete, the Trail will traverse 50+ miles, four jurisdictions, and more than 400 years of history along one of the first inland routes in North America. The Virginia Department of Transportation is in progress building the Capital Trail, and there are currently 16 miles completed: .5 in downtown Richmond, 7.5 in Charles City County, and 8 in James City County. The latest phase to be completed is the western trailhead terminus at Great Shiplock Park in Richmond, and we’ll be cutting the ribbon on the 13-mile Sherwood Forest Phase Wednesday, October 15 (join us!).