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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
      North Bank Trail Head / Pump House 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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      Open on Sep 5, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,946
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails
      31
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      3,786 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      265 ft
      Total Vertical
      256 ft
      Reports
      118
      Photos
      49
      Ridden Counter
      1,359

      Photos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      59 |
      Sep 18, 2017 @ 12:56pm
      Sep 18, 2017
      31 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 8:36am
      May 22, 2017
      Buttermilk Proper, Richmond
      trail: Lost Trail
      23 |
      May 22, 2017 @ 8:35am
      May 22, 2017
      Lost Trail, Richmond
      78 |
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 2:03pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      Forest Hill Park, Richmond
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      Videos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      Bottom Out
      0:32 | 19 | Jul 14, 2018
      Jump Line
      0:32 | 15 | Jul 14, 2018
      Got that shit
      1:09 | 147 | Jun 30, 2017
      Belle Isle Ladder Bridge Huck
      0:12 | 139 | May 14, 2017
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      James River Park System Mountain Bike Routes

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      Tour De Fall Line 50 mile Ride
      50 miles
      Crazy Fun
      6 miles
      Dogwood Dell Loop
      4,647 ft
      Tour de Fall Line 28 mile Ride
      28 miles

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