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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
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • 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
      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
      Links
      Region Details
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      • 11
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 22, 2020
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      RVA MORE
      (rvamore.org)

      E-Bike Stats

      State Ranking
      #10
      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      1 miles
      Total Descent
      151 ft
      Total Vertical
      108 ft
      Reports
      161

      Popular James River Park System E-Biking Trails

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      Flood Wall
      Southside access road

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of James River Park System

      trail: North Bank
      16 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      trail: North Bank
      31 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      trail: North Bank
      16 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:07pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      86 |
      Sep 18, 2017 @ 12:56pm
      Sep 18, 2017

      Videos of James River Park System

      Bottom Out
      0:32 | 97 | Jul 14, 2018
      Jump Line
      0:32 | 93 | Jul 14, 2018
      Got that shit
      1:09 | 184 | Jun 30, 2017
      Belle Isle Ladder Bridge Huck
      0:12 | 224 | May 14, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Southside access road
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 5:32am
      Aug 18, 2019
      DryMopedjustinMountain Bike
      Flood Wall
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 8:00am
      Mar 9, 2018
      Drymarkmark69Mountain Bike

      Activity Feed

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      user #1404356SLSaddreportAncarrow's Landing and 6 more
      Jan 23, 2020 @ 10:24am
      Jan 23, 2020
      user #1432502marshaljohnsonaddvideoJames River Park System: Buttermilk East (Both directions)
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 10:17am
      Jan 7, 2020
      user #1432502marshaljohnsonaddvideoJames River Park System: North Bank Trail Tour (East to West) and 2 more
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 1:06pm
      Jan 2, 2020
      user #1667568poorscientistaddreportForest Hill Park
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 3:21pm
      Jan 1, 2020
      user #1432502marshaljohnsonaddvideoJames River Park System: Belle Isle Skills Area Tour
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 10:16am
      Dec 26, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1340640rvatrailsreportButtermilk Eaststump cut - 6/8/17
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 12:04pm
      Jun 8, 2017

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