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      The James River Park System (JRPS) is a unique part of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, includes over 550 acres of shoreline and islands in the capital of Virginia, extending in 14 sections from the Huguenot Bridge in the west to a half mile beyond the I-95 Bridge in the east. It includes most of the fall line of the James River. Rocks, rapids, meadows, and forests make for an area of unspoiled natural beauty -- a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.

      The main mountain bike trail system in JRPS includes the Buttermilk, North Bank, Belle Isle, and Pump House Park trails as well as the Belle Isle Skills Park. The trails connect directly to another city park, Forest Hill Park, that includes ~3.25 miles of high quality single track as well.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Dogwood Dell Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      North Bank Trailhead, 1443-1799 Pump House Dr, Richmond, VA 23221
      Reedy Creek Trailhead, 4101 Hillcrest Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
      Tredegar St. Parking to Belle Isle, 338-392 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219
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      Region Details
      • 8
      • 3
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      • 11
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 day
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      34
      Trails Trail Running
      34
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent
      4,445 ft
      Total Vertical
      261 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      265 ft
      Reports
      272
      Photos
      91
      Ridden Counter
      6,442

      Photos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      48 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 5:19am
      Nov 24, 2020
      29 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 10:53am
      Nov 9, 2020
      25 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 10:08am
      May 25, 2020
      21 |
      May 3, 2020 @ 2:01pm
      May 3, 2020
      trail: North Bank
      52 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      trail: North Bank
      86 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      138 |
      Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 11, 2016
      142 |
      Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 11, 2016

      Videos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      Bottom Out
      0:32 | 205 | Jul 14, 2018
      Jump Line
      0:32 | 168 | Jul 14, 2018
      Got that shit
      1:09 | 224 | Jun 30, 2017
      Belle Isle Ladder Bridge Huck
      0:12 | 307 | May 14, 2017
      Skillz Drillz, Nov 2015 BI
      trail: Lost Trail
      9:29 | 87 | Feb 9, 2017
      Technical Support Session, Dec 2015 LB
      4:02 | 109 | Feb 9, 2017
      2000 FPS Test
      trail: Lost Trail
      0:05 | 243 | Jan 12, 2017
      butter on new wheels
      0:07 | 515 | Jun 12, 2016

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Lost Trail
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 5:36am
      Jul 13, 2021
      DryPHise Tree down

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2801263Lawler3NLqARriddentrailForest Hill Park and 1 more
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 5:32pm
      Jul 30, 2021
      user #2801263Lawler3NLqARvoteskillparkBelle Isle Skills Area
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 5:32pm
      Jul 30, 2021
      user #2801263Lawler3NLqARriddenskillparkBelle Isle Skills Area
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 5:32pm
      Jul 30, 2021
      user #1047506TheCaretakeraddreportForest Hill Lake
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      Jul 30, 2021
      user #1047506TheCaretakercheckintrailForest Hill Park
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 4:15pm
      Jul 30, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2350729OG-RvamtbtrailNorth BankFun trail as part of an out and back from...
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 5:27pm
      Jul 5, 2021
      user #2050484mudhunter145trailAncarrow's LandingFun loop w/ good flow. Its a very flat area...
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 2:21pm
      Mar 8, 2020
      user #1812844RVAYellowGTreportAncarrows access trailTree has been removed. Thanks to whoever...
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Jun 15, 2019
      user #796369Stinky-DeereportAncarrow's Landing AccessDone
      Jan 31, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Jan 31, 2019
      user #1340640rvatrailsreportButtermilk Eaststump cut - 6/8/17
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 12:04pm
      Jun 8, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Powhite Park 122.4 km
      Larus Park 54.4 km
      Deep Run Park 18.6 km
      Pocahontas State Park 20 11 711.2 km
      Poor Farm Park 7 917.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3750 miles4,446 ft22 miles262 ft
      #618#3099127286,507
      E-Bike22 miles151 ft1 mile108 ft
      #7592303
      Hike3448 miles3,993 ft22 miles236 ft
      #495#288266161
      Trail Running3448 miles3,993 ft22 miles236 ft
      #500#2882661235
      Horse12 miles85 ft4,131 ft36 ft
      #448135
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