Pay attention to the open/closed signs at the trailhead and keep in mind it is a public park that features two way traffic of both bikes and walkers. Also, look for trail user information at kiosk throughout the park.
Dogwood Dell Loop and Forest Hill Park are flowy, smooth, fast courses to test your cornering, pumping, and berm abilities. North Bank and Buttermilk trails are your traditional MTB trails with rock gardens, run ups, and stream crossings. Last but not least, Belle Isle features a variety of trails from a gravel track around the island to a skills park featuring rock gardens and a pump track.
This trail is generally ridden from the Reedy Creek parking lot off of River Road or the parking lot off of Pump Road behind the nickel bridge.
It can be ridden both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Keep an eye out for opposing traffic. Loops of the system can range between 8 and 13 miles depending on the route taken. Difficulty ratings throughout the loop range from intermediate to difficult. See individual trails for more information.
Local Trail AssociationRVA MORE (rvamore.org)
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
More Stats for James River Park System mountain bike route
Altitude min29 ft
Altitude start127 ft
Altitude end126 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat4,750 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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