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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
      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
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      • 13
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      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 23, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      41
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      40
      Trails Trail Running
      40
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      3,742 ft
      Total Vertical
      261 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      265 ft
      Reports
      572
      Photos
      108
      Ridden Counter
      12,239

      Photos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      34 |
      Jun 5, 2023 @ 3:40pm
      Jun 5, 2023
      63 |
      Mar 29, 2023 @ 6:16pm
      Mar 29, 2023
      32 |
      Oct 8, 2022 @ 3:10am
      Oct 8, 2022
      143 |
      Dec 9, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Dec 9, 2021
      166 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 5:19am
      Nov 24, 2020
      123 |
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 10:53am
      Nov 9, 2020
      265 |
      Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 11, 2016
      293 |
      Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 11, 2016

      Videos of James River Park System Mountain Bike


      77 | Dec 9, 2021

      88 | Dec 9, 2021
      Bottom Out
      0:32 | 266 | Jul 14, 2018
      Jump Line
      0:32 | 217 | Jul 14, 2018
      Got that shit
      1:09 | 247 | Jun 30, 2017
      Belle Isle Ladder Bridge Huck
      0:12 | 371 | May 14, 2017
      Skillz Drillz, Nov 2015 BI
      trail: Lost Trail
      9:29 | 107 | Feb 9, 2017
      Technical Support Session, Dec 2015 LB
      4:02 | 119 | Feb 9, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Buttermilk East
      Jan 23, 2024 @ 6:21am
      Jan 23, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cyclestringbean90
      Buttermilk Heights
      Jan 23, 2024 @ 6:21am
      Jan 23, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle10% damp / 90% optimal. Thawingstringbean90
      Dogwood Dell Loop
      Jan 23, 2024 @ 6:21am
      Jan 23, 2024
      Variablestringbean90
      North Bank
      Jan 23, 2024 @ 6:21am
      Jan 23, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cyclestringbean90
      Northbank Heights
      Jan 23, 2024 @ 6:21am
      Jan 23, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cyclestringbean90
      Forest Hill Park
      Dec 26, 2023 @ 12:00pm
      Dec 26, 2023
      Variablejshwa5
      Buttermilk Proper
      Dec 26, 2023 @ 12:00pm
      Dec 26, 2023
      Variablejshwa5
      Ancarrows access trail
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 6:51am
      Dec 23, 2023
      Variable samjbowman
      Slave Trail
      Nov 23, 2023 @ 5:37am
      Nov 23, 2023
      Idealluckydogz13
      Ancarrow's Landing
      Nov 23, 2023 @ 5:37am
      Nov 23, 2023
      IdealThere were 2 very small puddles and 3-4...luckydogz13

      Activity Feed

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      Egwtiowishlisttrailactivity #49614543 and 1 more
      Feb 28, 2024 @ 6:19am
      Feb 28, 2024
      surfbgullvotetrailactivity #49358584 and 8 more
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 10:18am
      Feb 20, 2024
      dmmtb524riddentrailactivity #49292503
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 7:58am
      Feb 18, 2024
      JOHNNY-mtBwishlistrouteactivity #49135188 and 3 more
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 2:54pm
      Feb 13, 2024
      AndrewmHLRTUwishlisttrailactivity #46891271
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 8:31pm
      Dec 2, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      bmaddock13trailButtermilk HeightsThe best trail in JRPS. I ride it almost...
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      Aug 30, 2022
      Tw7MbVreportDogwood Dell LoopLarge tree down after uphill climb before...
      May 9, 2022 @ 2:30pm
      May 9, 2022
      CwzottotrailLost GardenSo fun to test tech abilities totally doable
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 5:16pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      WesternHenricoMTBandRoadtrailButtermilk ProperIf you are a fan of rock garden’s, this...
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 4:27pm
      Aug 30, 2021
      OG-RvamtbtrailNorth BankFun trail as part of an out and back from...
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 5:27pm
      Jul 5, 2021

      Nearby Areas

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      Powhite Park 122.4 km
      Larus Park 54.4 km
      Deep Run Park 18.6 km
      Pocahontas State Park 18 13 911.2 km
      Washington Lacy Park 616.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4151 miles3,714 ft21 miles262 ft
      #706#3711065721113,884
      E-Bike64 miles135 ft2 miles138 ft
      #1,816#45951048
      Horse12 miles85 ft4,131 ft36 ft
      #844126
      Hike4051 miles3,291 ft21 miles236 ft
      #540#33725621170
      Trail Running4051 miles3,291 ft21 miles236 ft
      #542#3355621818
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