Bartram Trail / West Dam / Wildwood Park

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3.95 out of 5
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Beginner
18
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
349
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
A 9.5 mile trail that goes along the lakeshore to the Petersburg camping area. It is technical in some areas but mostly for novice-intermediate riders. I have been riding fior 10 years and use it for speed work. You can easily get an average speed of 10-11 mph.
added by Guest April 5, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Lake Springs Loop
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January 3, 2015
 
Review: super easy trail, on the section I rode. I understand the other parts are more technical.

I heard that the trail really soaks up water in the rain, and that was very true today. I rode through a nice downpour and the trail had almost no signs of moisture. Compared to Skinny at FATS which I rode yesterday, these trails were very dry.

Considering I've never ridden the trail and there was some leaf cover and rail, i'd estimate this to be the fastest trail I've ridden in the area.

Similar Trail: I consider this most similar to the Northern portion of the Long Cane Horse Trail, only a little flatter.

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June 15, 2014
 
Review: Great trail for what it is. It is pretty, feeling of remote, and can be real fun. Don't come here looking for anything technical. I'd take a beginner here, but they may be a but hesitant at some of the ups and downs. This is what makes it fun. I admit I was a bit bored when I started out, then I got to feel what the trail was. I pedaled faster and had a great time flying over all the many whoop do woos. I happened to be working in the area, so I don't foresee me every making a 2 hour drive to ride here again. Locally, it is worth a trip if you just want to enjoy being in the woods and aren't looking for a workout. I went on a weekday evening and was so all alone. It felt pretty remote, and the scenery was nice. Don't forget your bug spray!! Funi if you live locally. Like I said, just don't come expecting any elevation or anything technical. However, you can probably get in some fun little jumps if you pedal fast.

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June 13, 2013
 
Review: Fantastic trail! I rode from the parking area at West Dam to the TH for the Lake Springs Loop. I road the Lake Springs loop and then road from the TH there to the Petersburg Camp ground. Turned around and did it in reverse. Great trail, not technical at all. My average speed was around 8-9 mph on each segment. Great place to put the hammer down! I would highly recommend riding this trail if you are in the area. Also, some other great trails in the area, including F.A.T.S.

Similar Trail: F.A.T.S, Hickory Knob (Lakeview Loop)

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June 2, 2013
 
Review: Well marked, well maintained trail. Flows nicely and a good ride if camping at Petersburg Campground. We stayed here while in the area to ride FATS.

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December 29, 2012
 
Review: As a trail runner, I always search for the trails that mt bikers recommend. I was visiting family in August and found the Bartram trails thru Singletracks. I did an out-n-back from West Dam to Petersberg, about 13 miles. It was a great run, we'll-marked and not over used. Saw one pair of bikers during the run (Sat morn, 9am). I'll definitely come back to do a more planned point to point to take in the rest of the local trail, a total of about 25 miles or so as far as I could figure.

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September 18, 2012
 
Review: I traveled from Maryland to ride in this area. I had the most fun on this trail. It is a linear trail or out and back. It is 18+ miles long. I parked near the dam and rode past the campground and back. I enjoyed this trail probably because I had low expectations because of all the hype with other trails in the area. Nice views of the water.

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June 17, 2012
 
Review: A fun ride that carries a sense of adventure. It is an out and back, with parking available by petersburg campground and wildwood park. The Keg creek trail head is right across from wildwood, and another great ride. Never gets too difficult, not too crowded, and a lot of fun. Bring your vest during huntin' season (oct) because theyre out there amongst us.

Similar Trail: K3

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September 6, 2011
 
Review: We camped at St. Petersburg campground during a trip to FATS and was pleasantly surprised to stumble across Bartram. Bartram is the baby brother to FATS, very fast and flowy. Bartram, however, is never ending AND has better scenery with the trail following the fingers around the lake. Great ride and right at the campsite...can't beat that!

Similar Trail: FATS

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August 28, 2011
 
Review: Hit this trail today for a short ride from Lake Springs to Petersburg very enjoyable ride, it was as if I was the only one on the trail even though there were other vehicles in parking lot. great ride.

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June 6, 2011
 
Review: Rode this trail at the end of an epic 80mile singletrack weekend as a 'cooldown' ride. It is mostly flat and rolly with a few roots and humps for jumps. Very fast in some places. You can maintain a steady HR for almost 2hrs if you ride it out and back...it's no FATS, but an impressive trail for a State Park with phenominal views and a lake to cool off in post ride. Like it!

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Bartram Trail / West Dam / Wildwood Park MTB Trail 3.95 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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