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Big Poplar Trail

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The Big Poplar Trail is a great little hike.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

217' 66 m

High

148' 45 m

Low

74' 23 m

Up

72' 22 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Short hike (0.8 miles) and close to parking and facilities.

Need to Know

There is a fee to enter Pocahontas State Park.

Description

The kids and I hiked this wonderful trail in 25 minutes, which included a few stops to check out the "Big Poplar" (and it is HUGE) and the views of the creek along the way. Terrain drops/rises as you near the creek, but the trail is in great shape and includes stones stairs where necessary. Hiking this trail during the spring bloom and/or the autumn is rewarding.

Flora & Fauna

As with any trail in Central Virginia, keep an eye open for woodland creatures that frequent these parts. Last trip on this trail, we saw squirrels, several species of small birds, a large blue heron, a black racer snake, and one super fast chipmunk.

Contacts

Land Manager: Pocahontas State Park

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