2 miles
406 ft
-405 ft
Avg time

Powhite Park Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Powhite Park
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #61569 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

A narrow, twisty singletrack located within a 100-acre park. Short, steep climbs and fast descents with a few flat or straight spots. At the very bottom is a swampy area. Riders should stick to the established trails and be aware of the No Trespassing signs. Some parts of the wooded area are private property.

This is a moderately difficult, intermediate trail system, with fast flowing singletrack. There are some rocky sections, log piles, roots, and some bermed turns. Perhaps the highlight of this “hidden gem” is the “THE BUZZ” which is a dried out creekbed that has been turned into a fast flowing section with plenty of bermed turns, rollers, and banked sections. You can drop into and out of the creek bed as if it were a half-pipe.

Overall, this trail system is rather secluded and quiet. It’s not uncommon to be the only rider on the trails in an entire day. Stick to the outside loop unless you know the park well. It is easy to get “lost” if you don’t know your way around.

Great park to ride after heavy rain or freeze thaw. Still remember don't ride if muddy.

Access Info

By Car:

The main parking lot is across the street from CJW’s Chippenham Hospital. at The Chippenham Parkway and Jhanke Road. Heading southbound on the Chippenham Parkway, take the Jhanke Road exit and turn right onto Jhanke Road. Make a U-Turn at the second stoplight (Hiokas Rd). The park entrance will be immediately before the on ramp to Chippenham North. If you’re headed northbound on the Chippenham Parkway, take the Jhanke Road exit. The park entrance will be directly across Jhanke Road from the off ramp.

By Bike:

Powhite Park is only 3 miles away from the JRPS and can be biked to by staying on neighborhood streets. From the Nickel Bridge South Trailhead, head south (uphill) on Westover Hills Boulevard. Turn right onto Riverside Drive. Follow Riverside Drive west under the railroad bridge. Take the third left after passing under the bridge to stay on Riverside Drive. Make a left onto Forest Hill Ave, then quickly make a right onto Bliley Road. Turn right onto Blakemore, then left onto Junaluska Dr, right on Glencove, and left on Greenvale. The park’s back entrance is at the end of Greenvale.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powhite Park Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    165 ft
  • Altitude max
    303 ft
  • Altitude start
    250 ft
  • Altitude end
    251 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,511 ft
  • Distance down
    4,373 ft
  • Distance flat
    361 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Powhite Park Loop Trail Reports

Jul 3, 2018 @ 6:11am
Jul 3, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 @ 3:18pm
Jun 10, 2018
Dead tree cleared. Many roots but passable.
Aug 15, 2017 @ 12:08pm
Aug 15, 2017
Huge dead tree across trail Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:32am
Aug 14, 2017
Jun 10, 2017 @ 9:30am
Jun 10, 2017
reporter Fall line trail needs reclaimed
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May 23, 2017 @ 2:53pm
May 23, 2017
Powhite Park Loop, Richmond

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