2 miles
287 ft
-445 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of North Bank Trail

North Bank Details

  • Riding Area
    James River Park System
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #35232 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Richmond Parks and Recreation

Fast, flowing singletrack with some steep climbs and fast descents. North Bank has good “flow” and is very fast. Be careful of oncoming mountain bikers and pedestrians. Great panoramas of the James River that not many people are able to view are accessible from many areas of North Bank Trail. The trail runs from the Boulevard Bridge to Tredegar Iron Works.

Access Info

There are several places to park for the North Bank Trail. Starting from the west is the Boulevard Bridge North. This is a gravel parking lot at the north end of the Boulevard Bridge accessed from Pump House Road. The intersection of Hampton and Kansas has starts the section of trail that runs along Kansas Ave. to Texas Beach. Parking is available at Texas Beach with the trailhead at the far end of the lot. The eastern end of the North Bank Trail is at Tredegar – from the parking lot, take the trail uphill, across the old canal then turn left and follow the access road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Bank bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -158 ft
  • Altitude min
    41 ft
  • Altitude max
    230 ft
  • Altitude start
    199 ft
  • Altitude end
    41 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,588 ft
  • Distance down
    4,439 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 18, 2018
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to north-bank-58569 trailhead (37.530740, -77.468650)


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