Trail Count

Yesterday's Activity

Four Mile Creek to Harrison Park

Length: 26 miles round trip

  • Start: Mile marker 40 (Four Mile Creek)

  • Turnaround point: Mile marker 27 (Harrison Park)

Parking: Parking by Four Mile Creek

Attractions along the trip:

  • New Market Heights (Slightly east of mile marker 40)

  • Deep Bottom Park and Four Mile Creek (Slightly east of mile marker 38.5, 2 miles south of trail)

  • Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center (Mile marker 35.5, 3 miles north of trail)

  • Shirley Plantation (Slightly west of mile marker 30, about 2.5 miles south of trail)

  • Edgewood Plantation (Slightly west of mile marker 27, .5 miles north of trail)


Park in the Four Mile Creek Trailhead parking lot and head west on the Varina Park phase of the trail. Almost instantly you will see New Market Heights – a civil war battleground. As you continue along the trail, 2 miles south of mile marker 38.5 is Deep Bottom Park where you can pier fish and picnic. The next attraction you will come to is another Civil War location, Richmond National Battlefield Park, and it is located just 3 miles north of mile marker 35.5. Virginia’s first planation, Shirley Plantation founded in 1613, is located about 2.5 miles south of mile marker 30. Tours of the plantation are available but see the website for detailed hours. Harrison Park, the turnaround point, is located north of mile marker 27 and features a bike/jogging trail, two tennis courts, a football/soccer field, a basketball court, a playground, and a tot lot. Enjoy a picnic and the park amenities and then head south to get back on the trail and return to Four Mile Creek.