2.9 miles
Distance
462 ft
Climb
-431 ft
Descent
00:40:42
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Burnside Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    James River State Park
    Buckingham, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #91884 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Somewhat new singletrack loop in the James River State Park - it has short, punchy climbs, some fun, but short downhill sections, a bit of bench cut, some off camber, and a few roots to navigate all in a 2.7 mile twisty loop.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Burnside Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    31 ft
  • Altitude min
    510 ft
  • Altitude max
    659 ft
  • Altitude start
    510 ft
  • Altitude end
    541 ft
  • Grade
    0.205%
  • Grade max
    -16.787%
  • Grade min
    28.265%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,977 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:47
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on Apr 10, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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      Burnside Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 10, 2022 @ 1:35pm
      Apr 10, 2022
      Handful of trees down.
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Sep 27, 2020
      reporter A little wet (slick) in places, but no standing water. Not quite ideal but close.
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 2:24pm
      Nov 22, 2018
      Trails are dry and great to ride on. This trail is not a green (easy) trail as the large trail map shows, other trail signage indicates it as blue...
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 8:16am
      Jul 4, 2018
      Wouldn't rate this beginner. But Trailforks rates all trails less difficult than state park system. Simply put burnside is a great workout. ...
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      • Last: Aug 11, 2023

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      Nov 22, 2018 @ 2:27pm
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