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Fendley Station Trail

Intermediate

Trail

14.5 mile 23.3 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 677' 206 m
Descent: -668' -204 m
High: 304' 93 m
Low: 126' 38 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Michael Smith

The Fendley Station Trail is a 17.38-mile loop trail located near Chesterfield, Virginia.

Michael Smith

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

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Need to Know

This is a long run. I carried 2 liters of water on the trail, packed a lunch, and had snacks along the way. During the winter months, it is more difficult to get water at the park.

Runner Notes

Excellent trail to run if that's your thing.

Description

The Fendley Station Trail is a 17.38-mile loop trail located near Chesterfield, Virginia, in Pocahontas State Park. The trail is wooded with scenic views of a lake and a creek near the end of the trail. The terrain varies throughout the loop, and there is a creek crossing that is not passable most of the year. This route features a beautiful view of Swift Creek Lake and spillway.

In the case of this run, the parking area I use is near the "powerlines" on Beach Road. If the creek were passable, you could enter the trail and turn left on Fendley and loop all the way around. I would recommend parking on the Courthouse Road parking area closest to the spillway and then have someone drive you to the powerline parking area to begin your run. Otherwise, it's a long way back to your car!

Flora & Fauna

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

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Land Manager: Pocahontas State Park

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Aug 4, 2019
Jack Inscoe
Fendley + forest exploration excursion 15.3mi — 2h 03m
May 18, 2019
Jennifer Walker
Apr 13, 2019
Nicholus Morrow

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Forest Exploration Trail
Jan 27, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Beaver Lake Trail
Jan 27, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Fendley Trail Crossing - July/August only (Courthouse Rd side)
Feb 2, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Fendley Trail Crossing - July/August only.
Feb 2, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Fendley Trail Crossing - July/August only (Beach Rd side)
Feb 2, 2019 near Chester…, VA
Fendley Trail Crossing - July/August only (Courthouse Rd side)
Feb 2, 2019 near Chester…, VA

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