Lake Maury

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10
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Intermediate

Singletrack
24
elevation (ft)
6.2
avg mph
114
ridden
66
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1:19
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.11 out of 5
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added by sionnach Bunny Hop on April 16, 2006
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This trail has something for everyone numerous trees laying in trail make this a very challenging trail for beginners and a fun trail for more advanced riders. trail occasionally dumps out onto the gravel access road but definatly a great urban set trail
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Harwood's Mill
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RoTTn on March 2, 2014
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Review: This is a fun trail, there's a little bit of everything. A mild double track and some more technical single track with a few jumps. I'm just getting back into riding so I thought it was great. Not overcrowded at all. Watch out for the roots. Will definitely go back.

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Michael Schindler on October 29, 2013
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Review: I'm currently on a work trip in the area and took my bike with me to test this trail. I like the trail it has a nice flow. It doesn't really have any elevation gain or loss but that's a no brainer so close to the ocean. There are a couple of small jumps on the trail and a few log obstacles. It seems the fallen trees others have complained about were removed. I just took a 4 mile loop but others said they done a 10 mile loop so there is much I didn't see on this trail. All in all I liked the ride criss crossing through the wooded area around Lake Maury.

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BigTank on August 3, 2013
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Review: Absolutely love these trails!!! The seesaw, balance beam, and jumps are awesome!!! Definitely a favorite of mine

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craigasaurus on July 8, 2013
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Review: Great trail with little/no markings/signs. You'll probably get lost your first time there but you'll have a great time doing it.

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Irockatgms on June 5, 2013
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Review: I rode this to get back into the groove of xc, being fat and out of shape I am fairly sure I died twice on this trail

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Randem on May 10, 2013
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Review: I was pretty happy with this trail, especially given the location. It's a rather large network of mostly single and double track with a few features here and there, lots of logs, some bridges, jumps, and at least one teeter-totter. Though there is no meaningful elevation change, the trail takes advantage of moderate undulations for opportunities to pick up speed and fight the roots climbing back up short hills. Definitely a quality beginner/intermediate trail but probably somewhat boring for repeated use if you're in the more advanced category.

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rangertaylor935 on October 16, 2012
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Review: This trail needs a lot of maintenance it has a lot of wash out areas and messed up obsticals. Could be nice if they took care of it

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Batman43 on October 14, 2012
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Review: Rode this trail for the first time today.It was very challenging. Alot of fast downhills. Kind of rooty in some spots. Be prepared for accorns it is like riding on marbles. Alot of obstacles on this one. You can bust your butt real quick.The bridges and a few of the jumps are in dier need of maintenance rotten wood everywhere. Also be prepared for some washouts along the trail. I found myself having to get off my bike several times. I ran over a black snake and had 3 squirrels run in front me. I was almost at the end and rode up on 4 young guys smoking weed and they had a Pit Bull running around crazy. It was an eventful ride.

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JusAckinUp on September 11, 2012
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Review: I'm just gettin in to the sport. From the trails in the area I've ridden, this one is the best so far. A lot of trail stuffed in a small area but it gives you a lot of options.

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jtorlando25 on September 3, 2012
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Review: Rode about 9 miles here. Felt like the trail was very crammed into a small space but it worked well! Lots of fun jumps and ttfs around what seemed like every corner. Definitely a surprise for the Newport News area. Reminded me of Freedom Park in a few spots. Pretty cool little hidden gem for the Hampton Roads area.

Similar Trail: Freedom Park

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2k3_Boxster_S on May 25, 2012
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Review: good trail. easy to get lost. can get rooty in spots. big jumps hidden, if you can find them.

* Review edited 5/31/2012

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monkeyluva8469 on March 20, 2012
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Review: Not a bad trail, a few technicals, good hills, and more. No signs on this trail at all and many of side trails all over. Definitely good to go in the morning to see everything. Turns can be risky because of all of the leaves on the trail. You will see snakes, saw two on my ride and one of them attempted to bite my rear tire. There is also an interesting silver elephant on the trail...try to find it!

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ojedaj31 on March 11, 2012
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Review: To get there take 64 west towards Newport News and take the exit 261A ...follow the street until you see Gatewood RD on your right follow Gatewood RD until the street connect with Warwick BLVD....the parking in on your right (10 cars max)......Great Trail, take some water with you. Is a great Trail. or on your GPS type in 1698 Gatewood RD, Newport News, VA* Review edited 3/11/2012

* Review edited 3/11/2012

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Dare2Dream on February 8, 2012
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Review: I ride this trail up to three times a week. This trail is a lot of fun and can be modified to your desire. There are many alternative routes, jumps, hills, side roads to get out if you run out of gas. I never get tire of it.

Similar Trail: I also enjoy Freedom Park in Williamsburg, but the distance from home keeps me from riding it more often.

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JerryC on September 6, 2011
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Review: Trail is in good condition, some slick tight turns.

* Review edited 10/30/2011

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doubleagle on June 28, 2011
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Review: This trail was seriously awesome and fun. It would have been easy to get lost but luckily I had some help. Thank you Dar of the EVMA for the impromptu guided tour. I definitely recommend this trail for a fun workout!

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RappAttack on September 22, 2010
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Review: great ride, very fast, some crazy jumps if one is so inclined

Similar Trail: harwood mills in newport news

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Mafiadon82 on September 15, 2010
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Review: This Trail has a quick downhill to start into the trail head. Once you get going on it, it present a challenge here and there, but overall lots of fun to ride on. Lots of roots, a good number log and dirt ramps placed around in different locations, sharp turns, quick slopes and a lot of different trails off the main trail. Can't wait to go back sometime soon!!! Really enjoyed my time out there!!!!

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miyagi on August 29, 2010
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Review: Parking for about 10 cars at the corner of Warwick and Gatewood. Trail starts right there at the parking area, beginning towards the east. Lots of switchbacks on mostly flat/rolling terrain with lots of 2-4 inch tree roots. No signs or markings anywhere, forrested with plenty of shade. There is a railroad track and park ranger road boarding the east side to keep you in boundaries, but I never found trails on the west side of the lake, behind the hospital.

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trailrider16 on May 6, 2010
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Review: im a begginer 16 yrs old love to ride this was my 1st trail and my favorite ride it atleast twice a week i mad some off the jumps out there my only prob is no one will ever ride with me so if you see me out there on a bright green bike ask me to join ill keep up

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fantabular on October 27, 2009
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Review: Great trail if you have plenty of time to kill because there's no markings of any kind along the way. Bring your gps & plenty of water just in case. There are lots of jumps in several places & plenty of opportunities to do some serious damage to yourself if you don't know what you're doing. I just uploaded a bunch of pics & added the site to my "virginia trails" page: www.fantabular.net/trails.

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matcha75 on July 21, 2009
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Review: Great trail riding. Lots of stuff to hit along the way. Very easy to get lost and no map which was a bit of a downer when I wanted to find my truck. Wish there were trail markers for a loop. Another rider along the way told me to follow the "gravel trail" which I did and it ran into a few dead ends. Leave plenty of time to ride this area. Good idea to go with someone else. I plan to go back.

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silvergoat66 on April 27, 2009
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Review: Nice hidden little jewel. A little further beyond the expert (psh) section on the fire road is fun n fast section thats a little longer than the rest. There's a pretty sik little jump over a creek back there too. Over all it was a nice suprise.

Similar Trail: Freedom

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vculee2002 on April 8, 2009
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Review: This trail is definitely now one of my favorites. There is a little something for everyone including log hops, jumps, twisty singletrack,etc. but everything has a ride around so that anyone can ride the trails. The trails do have a pretty good amount of roots so I wouldn't ride when it is wet since they will be slippery but otherwise a great set of trails. The only thing you could ask for would be a little more parking(very small) and some trail markings.

Similar Trail: Poor Farm, Pocahontas

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turdferguson on March 8, 2009
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Review: I've now been here 3 or 4 times and I like it more each time. It's very accessible and has impressive mileage of singletrack for such a small area. Every time I think I've ridden the whole thing, I find something else. For my beginner level, it is adequately challenging. It has become my local trail of choice.

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brettow on January 2, 2009
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Review: Good trails. Especially for the somewhat urban location. I lived here over 2 years before I knew these trails even existed. A bit of an exercise in exploration to find all of them but I think that I have. A trail map would be very useful. Also, any signage (trail entrance/exit) would help as I wondered many times if I was traveling the right direction. Very convenient for those living in northern Newport News or south Yorktown.

Similar Trail: Harwood's Mill

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ChadFM on December 29, 2008
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Review: Excellent trail, in a great location; I ride this trail at least once a week, and its diversity allows for an interesting ride every time. As stated before, this trail is as easy or hard as the rider wants it to be.

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Member02 on June 21, 2008
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Review: Great trail, many hidden paths to be found, great for beginners and can be ridden tough for advanced riders. two laps is a good 12 miles.

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Beau on April 21, 2008
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Review: it was a ok trail. there was many different paths to choose from. i saw some photos of some nice looking jumps but never found them. ??? i will probaly go back some day just for a quick ride.

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zstar5000 on April 3, 2008
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Review: GPS coordinates to parking lot: 37.057765, -76.480979

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BdogLikesToEndo on March 15, 2008
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Review: Hidden gem in Newport News...if you ride in this area or are visiting check it. Plenty to keep even an experienced rider happy...

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watsonag2 on January 17, 2008
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Review: the MOST UNDERRATED trail in Williamsburg/Hampton i take beginners to this trail run then through the the main trail (6 miles) which is fairly flat with small log crossings very fluid section, then when they go back to the cars we go back out onto the other 2 trails witch are more rooty and demand more skill. a great place for singlespeeds

Similar Trail: newquarter

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avilajj on December 30, 2007
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Review: I was at this park for nearly 3 hours and had a blast. There are a lot of obsticles and rootS that make it pretty challenging for beginners, but not boring for the more advanced riders. FUN TRAILS!

Similar Trail: harwood's mill

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bullaka on December 24, 2007
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Review: This is a fun trail to take beginners and/or your kids on. If you've been MTBiking for a while, you won't get board as there are some challenging elements if you're up to giving them a try.

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kolesal on October 20, 2007
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Review: Sometimes a bit confusing with many paths to choose from. Otherwise a great ride. I liked it and will go back to ride it again.

* Review edited 10/20/2007

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fantabular on August 14, 2007
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Review: After driving around looking for the trail for an HOUR, I finally found it. When you turn off Warwick (60) onto Gatewood. As soon as you turn onto that, look for the small parking area before you go up the hill & turn to the right. The path is hard to see from the parking area, but when you walk towards the edge of the hill, you'll see it. This trail is fun fun fun! There are several spots where you can get up some speed & get air. I brought my camera & will upload the pics soon. In addition to bridges & obstacles, there are several areas where multiple paths have been created & you can spend as much time as you want in one area riding over the jumps again & again. There's even a huge "tree pyramid" that's about 8 feet tall, built over a fallen tree & its roots! This trail is unique from other local trails because it isn't COVERED with tree roots, but there are some spots where there are a lot of roots. During the ride, you'll run along Lake Maury, which gives you plenty to look at. I passed several turtles that were tanning along the bank. I also saw the normal wildlife mix (squirrels, birds & thought I saw a deer). The strong parts of this trail are its paths that seem to run in every direction, which gives you plenty of options for riding. But at the same time, it's very very easy to get lost. The weak parts of the trail are its lack of signs (I don't think I passed ONE sign in the hour & 45 minutes I was on the trail. Luckily, I had my gps & found my way back to the parking area. If you have a LOT of time to kill, I highly recommend this trail, if you want to hit a trail & blast through it quickly, I recommend Harwood's Mill or something else that's more along the lines of a "single loop". I WILL be going back to this trail w/ friends because it's kind of like Disney World, in that it's hard to do it all in one visit =)

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jeremysfour on July 9, 2007
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Review: This is a fun set of trails that that you can go very fast on. You can make it as hard or easy as you want. Very Fun!

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faustrob76 on April 22, 2006
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Review: A lot of fun!!! A bit challenging... especially for beginners such as myself. But still very enjoyable. Lots of jumps spread out.

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Lake Maury MTB Trail 4.11 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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