2,232 ft
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-71 ft
Descent
00:02:42
Avg time
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Gateway 2 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Pocahontas State Park
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All Season
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #15615 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

This trail is the second of two Gateway Trails in the Swift Creek Trail System. These trails are designed for beginners and are accessible for hand cycles. The trail bed is firm and wide with gentle rollers, and berms. About half way round there's a fun jump between two trees for more experienced riders. This trail is ideal for young families and beginners. It is also great fun to ride at pace. This 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

Access the trail from the Loop Forest Trail parking lot at 3298 Courthouse Road (annual pass required) by following Loop Forest Trail to the trailhead on your right. The trail can also be accessed from the Swift Creek Boat Ramp area by crossing the bridge, bearing right on the Forest Exploration Trail and then right again on Loop Forest Trail which you follow for about a mile until you reach the trailhead on your left.

More Stats for Gateway 2 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    266 ft
  • Altitude max
    314 ft
  • Altitude start
    314 ft
  • Altitude end
    313 ft
  • Grade
    -0.051%
  • Grade max
    -14.472%
  • Grade min
    35.788%
  • Distance climb
    979 ft
  • Distance down
    1,030 ft
  • Distance flat
    223 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:08
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on Nov 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
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  • 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
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Gateway 2 Trail Reports

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      Nov 3, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Nov 3, 2019
      Lots of leaves and pine needles this time of year. Fun ride.
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:29am
      Jul 25, 2019
      Good condition after rain two.days ago
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 4:53am
      Jul 15, 2019
      Apr 30, 2019 @ 5:25am
      Apr 30, 2019
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:25am
      Oct 29, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 468 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 647 rides
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      Aug 27, 2019 @ 4:56pm
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      Oct 9, 2018 @ 6:12am
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      May 27, 2017 @ 12:58pm
      May 27, 2017

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