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Gauge Height: 3.98'
Flow: 2110 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Not as warm today with a high in the 50's but the trails are looking good everywhere.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:00pm
Low Tide: 7:00pm

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Outdoor News Archives

Peep Show: An Expert’s Favorite Places to Take In Fall Foliage on the Va. Capital Trail

Prime leaf peeping season is here in Central Virginia and a bicycle is one of the best ways to take it all in. Here are some of my favorite places …

By Deb Young | November 17, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Sports Backers Launches Online Store

The Sports Backers are getting into the merch market, launching a new online store for event merchandise, training gear, and a selection of other RVA-themed active living apparel. It’s all …

By Andy Thompson | November 17, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

City Trail Crew Engineers New Span Over North Bank Trail

Editor’s note: The fall and winter are the lower usage times for trails in Central Virginia, and thus are when most of the trail building and rebuilding take place. This …

By Andy Thompson | November 15, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

City Proposes Solution to Thorny Larus Park Land Issue; Council Still to Consider

There was interesting news out of Mayor Levar Stoney’s office yesterday that Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities has agreed to purchase 18.2 acres of forest adjacent to Lewis G. Larus …

By Andy Thompson | November 14, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

T Pot Drives Huge Increase in JRPS Visitation

A recent bike ride across the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge (a.k.a. the T Pot) got me wondering where the newest unit of the James River Park System ranks compared …

By Andy Thompson | November 13, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Wanna Get Away? Try Our Expert’s Top 5 Excursion Backpacking Trips

Editor’s Note: Author James Linton Vasen Brewing’s hiking ambassadors. Never been to Vasen in Scott’s Addition? Learn more here. Hiking is a fantastic way to get out and see relatively unknown …

By James Linton | November 9, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking

Easement to Protect Historic, Natural Resources on Four Mile Creek in Henrico

The Capital Region Land Conservancy announced yesterday that 81 acres, including nearly a mile of stream frontage on Four Mile Creek, in eastern Henrico County are now permanently protected from …

By Andy Thompson | November 8, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Local Doctor Combats Elderly Loneliness Through Cycling

Feeling lonely sucks. Part of being human is interacting in a meaningful way with other humans. When this basic need is not met, it feels awful because our shared DNA …

By Travis Shaw | November 7, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

A Fall Paddle on Virginia’s Hidden ‘Dragon’

Similar to a golf course that has two distinct front and back nines, the fall kayaking trip down the Dragon Run is far different from the spring one. Yet both …

By Bob Flynn | November 6, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling

Richmond’s CSO System Explained

If you’re feeling kinda wonkish this lovely Friday morning, maybe even a little nerdy in an outdoorsy way, you’ll enjoy this low-budget, high-information video from Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities. …

By Andy Thompson | November 3, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

An NYC Transplant Gets Feet Wet on RVA Roads, Trails

As a British expat and long-term New Yorker who has just relocated to Richmond, I’m excited about exploring a brand new city and its surroundings. The enthusiastic talk from the …

By Simon Bird | October 31, 2017 | Posted In: Road running, Running

Local Kayak Event to Raise Funds for RPS

Check out the story by in this morning’s Times-Dispatch about local middle schooler and avid kayaker Nathaniel Milligan. It’s a story that deserves a wider audience. Milligan, a seventh grader …

By Andy Thompson | October 30, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Upcoming Events

JRA’s Biennial Report Gives James River a B-

The James River Association released their biennial “State of the James Report” today, giving America’s Founding River a grade of B-. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the health …

By Andy Thompson | October 26, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

KVB Announces 2018 ‘Shiver in the River’ Date

Our friends at Keep Virginia Beautiful just released the date for their signature event — Shiver in the River — a polar plunge into the James River on what promises …

By Andy Thompson | October 24, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

Spaces Available for ‘Va. Master Naturalist’ Training Classes

Yesterday local bird lover Bert Browning brought us the story of the area’s newest bluebird nest box trail. Browning is a recent graduate of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia …

By Andy Thompson | October 19, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Championing Chesterfield’s Newest Bluebird Trail

Editor’s note: The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. …

By Bert Browning | October 18, 2017 | Posted In: Birding

Vintage-Style Art to Honor Legacy of T. Tyler Potterfield

It’s been a year and a half since we came out with our second set of designs celebrating four of Richmond’s most popular natural areas. So we’re excited to announce …

By Andy Thompson | October 17, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

BSF’s ‘Hike for Kids’: Hike, Party, Support Urban Youth

I’m not sure I believe it myself, but RVA’s weather people say fall is around the corner. Like we might see cooler, crisper conditions early next week. I don’t know …

By Andy Thompson | October 13, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking

Friends of JRP ‘River Heroes’ Celebrated

The Friends of the James River Park gathered on October 5th for the 6th Annual Ralph White River Heroes Celebration to honor this year’s recipients of River Hero awards. The …

By Andy Thompson | October 10, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

‘SwimRunVA’ Makes a Splash in the James on October 21st

On October 21st, endurance athletes from all over the U.S. will have touched down in Richmond to compete in the second annual Swim-Run-VA. This race was inspired by the Otillo …

By Scott Bennett | October 10, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events