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Explorer Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 80' 24 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 200' 61 m
Low: 159' 49 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Omar Delgado

Enjoy exploring on this adventurous trail with some technical sections.

Omar Delgado

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open from dusk to dawn.

Runner Notes

Rain can flood some areas, which makes for a sloppy run after wet weather.

Description

This is a technical trail that is still being established. There will be some bridge crossings along the way, but you may also have to get your feet wet. Along the way, there is a nice spot to just sit and relax next to a stream that gives you a zen atmosphere. There are some elevation changes towards the middle of the trail and plenty of roots and rocks to trip you if you're not paying attention.

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#108

in Virginia

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Swamp trees along the Explorer Trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Matoaca, VA
Be aware that Northern Copperhead may be spotted along the trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Matoaca, VA
An area with a bench and a view of the creek and the bridge over the creek along the Explorer Trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Matoaca, VA
Tall trees along the Explorer Trail provide shade all day.
Apr 17, 2017 near Matoaca, VA
A swampy area alongside the trail.
Apr 17, 2017 near Matoaca, VA

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