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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      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
      Links
      Region Details
      • 8
      • 1
      • 9
      • 11
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 16 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      49 miles
      Total Descent
      4,782 ft
      Total Vertical
      261 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      265 ft
      Reports
      218
      Photos
      78
      Ridden Counter
      4,662

      Photos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      7 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 10:08am
      May 25, 2020
      11 |
      May 3, 2020 @ 2:01pm
      May 3, 2020
      trail: North Bank
      27 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      trail: North Bank
      51 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2019

      Videos of James River Park System Mountain Bike

      Bottom Out
      0:32 | 135 | Jul 14, 2018
      Jump Line
      0:32 | 126 | Jul 14, 2018
      Got that shit
      1:09 | 201 | Jun 30, 2017
      Belle Isle Ladder Bridge Huck
      0:12 | 256 | May 14, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dogwood Dell Loop
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 1:51pm
      16 hours
      Drydschep Tree down after marker DDB6
      Virginia Capital Trail
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 4:31am
      Jul 26, 2020
      Idealsaweaver71
      Virginia Capital Trail
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 4:31am
      Jul 26, 2020
      Idealsaweaver71
      Buttermilk Proper
      Jul 23, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Jul 23, 2020
      Idealllwxm
      Ancarrows access trail
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      IdealllwxmSome areas of this section of trail are...
      Ancarrow's Landing
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      IdealllwxmBest conditions I've seen on the poop...
      Ancarrow's Landing Access
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      Idealllwxm
      North Bank
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 2:25pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      DryllwxmSuper dusty but didn't have any grip issues.
      Northbank Heights
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 2:25pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      DryllwxmSuper dusty but didn't have any grip issues.
      Forest Hill Park
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 2:17pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      Variablellwxm

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #861803joeldirt0riddentrailNorth Bank
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 6:22pm
      11 hours
      user #985209dschepriddentrailDogwood Dell Loop and 13 more
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 1:53pm
      16 hours
      user #985209dschepaddreportDogwood Dell Loop
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 1:51pm
      16 hours
      user #2175107samcoxvotetrailAccess Trail
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 6:46am
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #1583649DubctreeduderiddentrailNorth Bank and 7 more
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:11am
      Jul 31, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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 15 21 611.2 km
      Poor Farm Park 3 617.1 km

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