17.1 miles
Distance
2,848 ft
Climb
-2,849 ft
Descent
266 ft
High Point

Pay attention to the open/closed signs at the trailhead and keep in mind it is a public park that features two way traffic of both bikes and walkers. Also, look for trail user information at kiosk throughout the park.

Dogwood Dell Loop and Forest Hill Park are flowy, smooth, fast courses to test your cornering, pumping, and berm abilities. North Bank and Buttermilk trails are your traditional MTB trails with rock gardens, run ups, and stream crossings. Last but not least, Belle Isle features a variety of trails from a gravel track around the island to a skills park featuring rock gardens and a pump track.

This trail is generally ridden from the Reedy Creek parking lot off of River Road or the parking lot off of Pump Road behind the nickel bridge.

It can be ridden both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Keep an eye out for opposing traffic. Loops of the system can range between 8 and 13 miles depending on the route taken. Difficulty ratings throughout the loop range from intermediate to difficult. See individual trails for more information.

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Details

  • AKA
    JRPS
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for James River Park System mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    29 ft
  • Altitude start
    127 ft
  • Altitude end
    126 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.417%
  • Grade min
    43.2%
  • Distance climb
    8.1 miles
  • Distance down
    8.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,750 ft
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