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Deer Island Trail

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 4.3 (6)

A packed-dirt trail alternative to the park's main trail.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

87' 27 m

High

26' 8 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

65' 20 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Packed dirt is suitable for both hiking and biking, shorter distance is perfect for all ages.

Description

Deer Island is a one-mile hike down to the Northwest River from the north end of the park. You can begin at the Deer Island Trailhead which is reached from the campground road; or you can start hiking down Indian Creek Trail from the trailhead behind the activity building, scale some small hills, cross the park's main bridge, and meet Deer Island there, turning left to continue down the trail to the river.

About a half a mile or so down the trail is the Dominion Power bridge which crosses the park's waterway. At the end, the trail meets the Shuttle Trail and leads to the Northwest River.

Flora & Fauna

Turtles, deer, woodpeckers, snakes.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chloe Grimstead

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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  4.3 from 6 votes
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#227

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#6,678

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Jul 20, 2020
DJ Stewart
1mi
Mar 22, 2020
Egla LaPorta
8h 45m
Jan 18, 2019
Cayleigh Marsh
May 25, 2018
Chloe Grimstead
Deer Island is one of my favorite trails at this park. Packed dirt suitable for both hiking and biking. Nice view of the waterway from the bridge. 1mi — 0h 20m