Biking

Freedom Park


The County’s mountain bike trails, totaling more than 20 miles, are located at Freedom Park. Trails are closed to bikes during inclement weather to prevent trail degradation. Riders are encouraged to call 757-259-4022 to check trails status.

Virginia Capital Trail


James City County is home to 8 miles of the Virginia Capital Trail. While there are many bikers that use the Virginia Capital Trail, its paved path is also ideal for walking and running. There are access points at James City County Marina, Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown High School and Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

York River State Park


York River State Park has multiple biking trails ranging from easy to difficult with varying lengths from less than a mile to nearly 10 miles.

Jamestown Island Loop Drive


Island Loop Drive is part of the Colonial National Historic Park and Historic Jamestowne and is a great place to explore. Island Loop Drive gives a great tour of the natural environment that was encountered when settlers first arrived in 1607. Island Loop Drive can be used by walkers, pedestrians and some vehicles and is 3-5 miles in length. For more information about what can be seen on Island Loop Drive, please visit the National Park Service website.

Colonial Parkway


Cyclists interested in longer distances may be interested in the scenic Colonial Parkway, which is maintained by the National Park Service and runs from Jamestown to Yorktown.