What constitutes a "hike" is subjective to the person wearing the boots, but the recently released book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond offers enough variety to suit the Sunday stroller and the dedicated trail bum.
Nearby, 60 Hikes covers the regional map with the likes of the city's more rigorous trails along the James River.
Among the local recommendations, the emphasis may fall a little more heavily toward history than all-out hiking. One-mile trails at the Cold Harbor battlefield in Mechanicsville and at Crump Park in Glen Allen afford a little bit of learning along the way.
Crump Park, for instance, incorporates the Meadow Farm Museum, the historical showcase of an estate that dates back to the 18th century and even played a part in Gabriel's attempted slave uprising in 1800. Learn more about the book at menasharidge.com.