The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering three guided nature hikes along Virginia’s scenic trails. All fees include round-trip transportation from Rockwood Nature Center.
View the Shenandoah National Park in the height of springtime, Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. This 6.5-mile hike will start atop Skyline Drive, before descending along Jones Run and heading up the Doyles River. Part of the hike will follow the Appalachian Trail. This is a moderate trek, with 1455 feet of elevation gain. The fee for this hike is $32.
On Thursday, April 7, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., hike the North Valley Trail in Prince William Forest Park. View waterfalls and Quantico Creek from old farm roads on the 4.5-mile hike. The fee for this hike is $32.
The Great Dismal Swamp will be the destination for the hike and van tour on Thursday, April 14, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the diverse and spectacular wildlife refuge, home to black bears, bobcats and over 200 species of birds. Fee includes interpretive guide. Bring a packed lunch. The fee for this hike is $32.
For more information about any of the hikes, call 804-318-8735. To register, call 804-748-1623.