2 miles
Distance
287 ft
Climb
-445 ft
Descent
00:15:52
Avg time
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North Bank Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    James River Park System
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #35232 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 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

Directions:
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.

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
    -1.68%
  • Grade max
    -42.267%
  • Grade min
    27.615%
  • Distance climb
    4,588 ft
  • Distance down
    4,439 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:34
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      North Bank Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 282 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 534 rides
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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:07pm
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      Dec 19, 2018 @ 1:00pm
      Dec 19, 2018

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