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James River Hiking Tour, Richmond VA

Discover the hidden gems of the Richmond’s James River Park System on a 2.5 hour guided hike. Buttermilk Trail, Belle-Isle, Pipeline Walk, train bridge ruins, Civil-War era infrastructure, and more await you!
Where:Richmond, Virginia
Price for:1 Participant

Your expert local guide will lead you on a guided hiking tour through the most interesting trails and unique features of the James River Park System. You’ll explore the best spots in the parks, all while feeling lost in nature right in the heart of downtown!

Tour highlights:

  • Feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet right in the heart of downtown Richmond.
  • See the Civil War-era ruins on Belle Isle and learn how they used to function.
  • Explore the hidden Pipeline Walk, the park’s most unique feature.
  • Cross the James River via two separate pedestrian bridges.

What's included:

  • A professional, entertaining local guide.


  • Tours available  year round  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays*
  • April - October 1:00pm*
  • November - March 10:00am*

*Subject to availability.

Duration: 2.5-hours

Walking distance: Approximately 4 miles. An easy to moderate, mostly flat walk. Expect dirt paths, one stretch of rocky terrain, and a couple staircases.

Need to know:

  • Maximum number participants per tour is 12.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with back problems, are pregnant, have heart problems or other serious medical issues.
  • This tour runs rain or shine. In the event of heavy rain or inclement weather, the tour provider will reschedule, or cancel and provide a refund.
  • Please bring water, appropriate clothing and footwear, insect repellent, and sunscreen.
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included and is appreciated if you enjoy your experience.

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