Harwood's Mill

3.89 out of 5
View Topo Map


↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The trail has two loops, novice and advanced. The novice trail is a nice twisty, rooty, small humped single-track. The advanced trail picks up where the novice trail ends, there are signs. The advanced trail is not much more difficult that the first, a few more roots, a couple of very small hills and log crossings. The track is a very fast single-track. I would ride this trail again! I recommend ridding both loops twice at decent speed and you'll have some fun! This is the best trail I've ridden so far in and around the VA beach, Newport News area.
added by getonthetrailTrailblazer
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Which side of the water are the trails on? Are they on the sports complex side, or on the other side across the reservoir? -Pappa_Mic

A: the are on the other side across the reservoir

Guest answered on April 4, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Lake Maury
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (93 total check-ins)
  dasjones   1 week ago
  norvajollyroger   2 weeks ago
  jbdodge87   on Apr 11, 2019
  chucky1834   on Dec 8, 2018
  CorruptDC   on Nov 3, 2018
Photo & Video Gallery (29)
Trail Photos & Videos (29)
Reviews (37)

Granny Gear

August 3, 2017
123654789 Granny Gear  
Review: Just getting back into mountain biking. Picked up my bike and decided to take it for a little ride. The trail was very well taken care of and set up great for little area they actually have. This is a trail that the local MTB association maintains and they seem to have done a great job. For a true beginner (I BMX raced about 18 years ago and have been out of the bike game since) the trail was not too difficult but provided some challenges with the narrow width and sharp turns.

Bunny Hop

May 1, 2017
Review: The trail was dry. Maintained. The access road have worked on. Lot better than they were last year.

Granny Gear

February 19, 2017
Lorimo07 Granny Gear  
Review: Fun and fast, enough hills for me to practice timing and shifting as a beginner.

Bunny Hop

June 8, 2016
Review: Nice trails. Not too hard. Beware of ticks in the tall grass. The access roads are rough, but the trails are nice and marked. Not too hard or rooty.

Granny Gear

May 15, 2016
sgniwder99 Granny Gear  
Review: Just rode this trail while in town for a wedding. I had low expectations for coastal VA mountain biking, to say the least. You have to keep in mind that this area is dead flat, so the ratings are relative. Still, this is an undeniably fun place to ride. Don't know if the trails have been built up since previous posters claimed 5mi of trail if you connect all 3 sections, but my Garmin was saying that linking trails A, B, and C and then looping back to A on the gravel access road made for a 10mi loop. It's fast, swoopy, and rooty in places. You won't be congratulating yourself for cresting any epic climbs here, but then, without any downhills there's pretty much no free speed either, making this a good place to put the pedal down and hammer for a couple of hours.


August 15, 2015
9EyedWolf Gramcounter  
Review: Fun, rooted, sweeping trails. Lots of mild ups and downs, and switchbacks. Three sections A, B, and C adjoined by dirt road. Most sections good for beginners, but enough curves and drops to keep it interesting for experienced MTB'ers.

Granny Gear

May 6, 2015
Review: Been riding this trail for the last couple of years and think it's great. It's beginner level from a technical aspect but is a complete blast when pushing hard. The new trail A (as of a couple months ago) is fantastic! It's not long but the flow and layout may now be my absolute favorite section on the peninsula. Hat's off to EVMA on the mods! Nice work!

Bunny Hop

March 12, 2014
RoTTn Bunny Hop  
Review: Fun area, not a tough trail, but enough hills and little jumps to make it fun. Nice loops to push yourself for conditioning. I'm just getting back into riding so I'm not to technically skilled and this area works well. I will go back. I've been to First Landing and that's pretty boring, and to Lake Maury which is a little tougher due to the amount of roots. Like this trail best so far.

August 23, 2013
Review: Great local trail and I love it. Only down side for me is that if I ride beyond the beginner trail into the other advanced or "expert" trail, I always come home with mite bits that last for about a week before they die off. Tried some off to no avail. Anyone else?


May 27, 2013
Review: Almost all of the fun of freedom park, with only half the drive. A few tight turns, some logs, and a few bridges make this a fun trail. Pay attention for the signs your first time there. Watch for dogs and horses. No air bridges but definitely some 8" tall rocks/logs.

Similar Trail: Freedom Park (Trail A)

Harwood's Mill MTB Trail 3.89 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed