Beginner Offroad Trails Near Richmond

Cub Run

Maintained gravel forest service road. This route includes numerous hiking trailheads. The southern portion of the route has very spotty cell service which improves in the northern portion. The northern portion includes many dispersed camping…
Total Miles
8.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Emerald Pond

Dead end route to a mountain pond. This route gradually climbs the mountain and ends at multiple locked gates. The route has some exposed base stone and muddy sections but generally maintained gravel forest service…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Coal Road

This is a 13-mile long forest service road with paved sections on either end. The gravel sections have potholes, but are easily traveled by any vehicle. There are many hiking and biking trailheads located along…
Total Miles
12.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Peters Mill Run

Peters Mill Run is a point-to-point easy trail near Fort Valley, Virginia. The trail is stock friendly and is a great spot for those new to off-roading. The trail can be entered from either the…
Total Miles
7.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Crabtree Meadows

This route is one side of the old Shoe Creek Trail that is now gated in the middle at private property. The surface is gravel from the state road to the parking area for the…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Big Piney

Big Piney is a gravel road passing through a portion of the George Washington National Forest, offering access to hiking, camping and swimming. The trail is rocky and typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You…
Total Miles
8.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi