2,552 ft
109 ft
-110 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gateway 1 Trail

Gateway 1 Details

  • Riding area
    Pocahontas State Park
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Season
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This is one of two novice level trails in the Swift Creek Trail System. This trail has an extremely firm clay surface, wide trail bed and lots of undulating and bermed surfaces designed to encourage beginners to begin mountain biking. It is also tremendous fun to rip around with some fun skinnies, rollers and rock gardens. This trail is wide enough for mountain hand cycles and would be rideable by families with small children. The trail is directional, counter clockwise.This trail was designed to be part of the first phase of trails in the Swift Creek area. This trail is a handcycle trail and part of 7 miles of handcycle trail.

Access Info

Enter the trail from the Loop Forest Trail parking lot (annual pass required) by following Loop Forest Trail to the trailhead on your left. Or riders can access the trail from the Boat Ramp on Swift Creek Lake by crossing the bridge and bearing right up the Forest Exploration Trail until you reach the Loop Forest Trail - follow Loop Forest Trail to the Trailhead on your right (roughly a mile) - This approach is more hilly and may not be suitable for very small children.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gateway 1 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    293 ft
  • Altitude max
    345 ft
  • Altitude start
    315 ft
  • Altitude end
    314 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,170 ft
  • Distance down
    1,220 ft
  • Distance flat
    162 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
  • view trail stats
on Nov 25, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

view (241)
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
Directions to gateway-1 trailhead (37.398560, -77.556594)
update trails status or condition

Gateway 1 Trail Reports


more »
63 |
Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:26pm
Dec 22, 2014
Gateway 1, Richmond
65 |
Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:26pm
Dec 22, 2014
Gateway 1, Richmond
71 |
Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:25pm
Dec 22, 2014
Gateway 1, Richmond
72 |
Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:25pm
Dec 22, 2014
Gateway 1, Richmond

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


no videos have been added for Gateway 1 yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.