2,232 ft
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-71 ft
Descent
00:02:34
Avg time
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Gateway 2 Details

  • Riding Area
    Pocahontas State Park
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Adaptive MTB
  • 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
  • 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.

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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
    00:02:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:08
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Gateway 2 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 152 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 647 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 9, 2018 @ 6:12am
      Oct 9, 2018
      Gateway 2, sewell
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      May 27, 2017 @ 12:58pm
      May 27, 2017
      Gateway 2, Richmond
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      May 27, 2017 @ 12:58pm
      May 27, 2017
      Gateway 2, Richmond
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      May 27, 2017 @ 12:58pm
      May 27, 2017
      Gateway 2, Richmond

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