National Wildlife Refuge System


Hopewell, Chesterfield Co., VA,
Phone: 804-829-9020
E-mail: cyrus_brame@fws.gov

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Listen to the natural world
National Historic Trail

Between 1607 and 1609 Captain John Smith mapped and documented nearly 3,000 miles of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, now designated as the first national water trail.

NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3.45 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.3
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Take a walk on the wild side

Presquile
National Wildlife Refuge

Trails By Length

Last updated: October 28, 2010