It’s a well-known fact that one of the best ways to explore Virginia is on foot. Seeing the diverse landscape is an experience like no other, especially when you get to enjoy scenic trails along the way. Even some of Virginia’s most historic sites are accessible by trails. As you take the following hikes through the state, you’ll pass by or be led to some extraordinary ruins that hold an important piece of Virginia’s history. Dating back decades and sometimes even centuries, these trails to ancient ruins in Virginia are simply fascinating. Although our definition of ancient implies hundreds of years, it’s important to note that Virginia’s native history began thousands of years ago. Unfortunately, little remains of these original settlements.