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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.78'
Flow: 1590 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Very warm today with highs in the mid 80's. The trails are in really good shape in the area. Everything is open.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:42am
Low Tide: 9:42am

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Upcoming Events

‘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

Va. Craft Brewers Fest Ticket Winners Announced!

The road back to normalcy probably feels like a long one if you live in Charlottesville right now. And maybe “normal” will never be quite the same after the events …

By Andy Thompson | August 15, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Vintage-style RVA Art at the Watermelon Fest

Hey outdoorsy friends, will be set up at the Watermelon Festival today in Carytown selling our sweet, vintage-style posters, pint glasses, and more at the Walkabout Outfitter tent. We’ll …

By Andy Thompson | August 13, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Clean up RVA, Win Free Beer!

We’re really excited to be partnering with the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest to give away four tickets to the event on Aug. 19 in C-ville. First the details, then the …

By Andy Thompson | August 8, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Biggest James River Cleanup of the Year is Almost Here

Volunteering note (one that’s extremely family friendly): Registration is now open for the James River Regional Cleanup. The Cleanup is an annual event of the James River Advisory Council and …

By Andy Thompson | August 4, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Registration Now Open for ‘Trails and Ales’ Run/Brew Fest

A celebration of Richmond’s urban trail system and popular craft brewery culture, Trails and Ales presented by Capital Ale House is set for Saturday, September 16th and will take place in Manchester (W. …

By Andy Thompson | August 2, 2017 | Posted In: Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Maymont’s Otter Cam Now Up and Running

It’s no secret that we here at RichmondOutside are big fans of animal cams — especially the RVAOspreyCam (but also this one of grizzlies in Alaska) — so we were …

By Andy Thompson | July 24, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Blue Sky Fund Announces ‘Hike4Kids’ 2017 Details

Late October might seem like a long way off, but just imagine it: changing leaves, cool dry weather, the actual need to wear long sleeves in the middle of the …

By Andy Thompson | July 18, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Upcoming Events

KVC Needs Help Cleaning Up Pony Pasture

A couple weeks back we introduced a non-profit new to RVA called Keep Virginia Cozy. Litter pickups are a big part — though not all — of what they do, …

By Andy Thompson | July 11, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

‘James River Splash and Dash’ Returns to Downtown RVA This Saturday

This Saturday Richmonders will once again take to the James River for the 7th Annual James River Splash & Dash, presented by Swedish Match and sponsored by Riverside Outfitters. The …

By Andy Thompson | July 10, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Va. State Parks Offer Special Programs for the ‘Great American Campout’

If you’ve wanted to try camping but don’t know how to begin, Virginia’s state parks are great places to start with the Great American Campout, June 24. (The National Wildlife Foundation created the Great …

By Andy Thompson | June 8, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

‘James River Rundown’ to Test Paddlers’ Endurance

Registration is open for the James River Association’s James River Rundown, a series of paddling races on the America’s Founding River scheduled for June 24-25, 2017 in the heart of …

By Andy Thompson | June 6, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Upcoming Events

Help Blue Sky Fund Get Inner-City Kids Outdoors

Our friends at the Blue Sky Fund are in the middle of a three-day fundraising blitz. If you’re not familiar with BSF, the above video will give you a taste …

By Andy Thompson | June 5, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Bringing the Outdoors In at Vasen Brewing

There’s no beer percolating at Vasen Brewing yet, but a dominant motif is coming into focus at Scott’s Addition’s soon-to-be newest brewery. On a visit last week, artist Emily Herr‘s …

By Andy Thompson | June 1, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Celebrate ‘Bike to Work Day’ with Mayor Stoney

In case you’ve been stuck in traffic and missed the memo, May is National Bike Month. There have been lots of bike-related events all over the city already. But this …

By Andy Thompson | May 17, 2017 | Posted In: Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Riverrock Updates: Event Just One Week Away

Dominion Riverrock and Flo Sports yesterday announced a partnership to stream the Dominion Riverrock bouldering competition live online at during the May 19-21 festival. This marks the first time that any …

By Andy Thompson | May 12, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Events Announced as Bike Month Approaches

RVA Bike Month 2017 kicked off with proclamations of support from Richmond City Council and the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, and the calendar includes over 40 bike-related events taking …

By Andy Thompson | April 27, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Virginia State Parks Introduces New Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series — The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power — offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Much to See, Do at Appomattox Riverfest

On Saturday, April 29th the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River will stage the 3rd annual Appomattox RiverFest (with co-sponsor Fort Lee). This day long family event is great for nature lovers, birders, …

By Andy Thompson | April 13, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Paddling, Upcoming Events

New Races, Features for 2017 James River Rundown

2016 marked the third year of the James River Rundown, an annual event organized by the James River Association. The James River Rundown’s popularity has grown since the inaugural 100-mile …

By Justin Doyle | April 4, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Paddling, Upcoming Events