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Old Mill Trail and Beaver Lake Trail is a 4.1-mile loop trail located near Chesterfield, Virginia.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

Loop

237' 72 m

High

143' 44 m

Low

238' 73 m

Up

238' 73 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

The Old Mill and Beaver Lake Trail loop is a scenic trail that is a combination of fire roads and trails. The views of the lake are just beautiful.

Need to Know

Pocahontas State Park entrance fee is required.

Description

Old Mill Trail and Beaver Lake Trail is a 4.1-mile loop trail located near Chesterfield, Virginia, in Pocahontas State Park. You'll share parts of this trail with mountain bikers, runners, and hikers.

The trail primarily consists of fire roads. The terrain varies throughout the loop, and there are muddy areas and a creek to cross on the Beaver Lake section. This route features a beautiful view of Beaver Lake and the waterfall/dam near the end of the loop.

Flora & Fauna

There is a wide variety of birds on this trail and other wildlife.

Contacts

Land Manager: Pocahontas State Park

Shared By:

Michael Smith

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Beaver Lake Dam
Jan 26, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Beaver Lake Trail
Jan 27, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Beaver Lake
Jan 26, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Beaver Lake Trail
Jan 27, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Beaver Lake Trail
Jan 27, 2019 near Chester…, VA

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Feb 24, 2024
Jessica Kline
11h 45m
Jun 9, 2021
Becky Baldwin
May 1, 2021
Joshua Morgan
Mar 13, 2021
Gabriella M
plus popular trail and back to campground 7.3mi — 3h 04m
Aug 30, 2019
Stella Lopeebry
Keep an eye out for the switch from Old Mill to Beaver Lake, I walked a bit down Old Mill & had to backtrack. 3.9mi — 2h 15m
Mar 25, 2019
Lauren Bykowski
Mar 22, 2019
Erin Trimmer
New boots. Foot bridge at the dam was flooded, had to go over the road and scramble back down to the trail. 4.1mi
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