North Bank Details
Riding areaJames River Park System
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
TTFs on trailBridge, Jump, Rock Face
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.
This bit of trail connects the Belle Isle and Pump House parking lots for the James River park system.
Heading east from the Pump House parking lot, enter the trail next to kiosk. From there continue under the Boulevard bridge, and to a creek crossing. Cross the creek and continue along a chain link fence until you emerge on a dirt road. Take the dirt road to a wooden ramp (arguably the most difficult climb in the park system).
At the top of the ramp you'll have to take the road for 3 blocks to a right turn at a stop sign (follow signs for "Northbank Trail"). Continue 1 more block to a parking lot entrance and from here take the trail that continues straight making a right bend after the small wooden bridge creek crossing.
From here no more directions should be needed except for a section split for foot versus bike traffic (just follow the signs).
The last section of trail is on a dirt road at the bottom of a grass hill. Look for a right across a foot/access bridge down to the Belle Isle parking lot.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Bank mountain bike trail
Altitude change43 ft
Altitude min78 ft
Altitude max191 ft
Altitude start126 ft
Altitude end169 ft
Distance climb950 ft
Distance down1,793 ft
Distance flat330 ft
Avg reverse time00:04:01
- view trail stats
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
North Bank Trail Reports
Routes with this trail
|Crazy Fun||6 miles|
Reviews / Comments
No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.