2,552 ft
109 ft
-110 ft
Avg time
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Gateway 1 Details

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  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Season
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This is one of two novice level trails in the Swift Creek Trail System. This trail has an extremely firm clay surface, wide trail bed and lots of undulating and bermed surfaces designed to encourage beginners to begin mountain biking. It is also tremendous fun to rip around with some fun skinnies, rollers and rock gardens. This trail is wide enough for mountain hand cycles and would be rideable by families with small children. The trail is unidirectional, counter clockwise.

Access Info

Enter the trail from the Loop Forest Trail parking lot (annual pass required) by following Loop Forest Trail to the trailhead on your left. Or riders can access the trail from the Boat Ramp on Swift Creek Lake by crossing the bridge and bearing right up the Forest Exploration Trail until you reach the Loop Forest Trail - follow Loop Forest Trail to the Trailhead on your right (roughly a mile) - This approach is more hilly and may not be suitable for very small children.

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More Stats for Gateway 1 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    293 ft
  • Altitude max
    345 ft
  • Altitude start
    315 ft
  • Altitude end
    314 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,170 ft
  • Distance down
    1,220 ft
  • Distance flat
    162 ft
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Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Gateway 1, Richmond
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Gateway 1, Richmond
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Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:25pm
Dec 22, 2014
Gateway 1, Richmond

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    • Updated on Tue 2016-06-07 @ 5:47pm
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