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Level: Easiest
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +288/ -262 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Huguenot Trail / Pony Pasture

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#207 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#8,939 in the world

These two trails are actually part of the James River Park system, and are totally flat with no hills, no gullies, no log crossings, etc... and run parallel with the scenic James River:

HUGUENOT TRAIL --- This is a very short, very muddy (especially after it rains), singletrack trail through the woods. It does have a few wood bridge crossings, but nothing really exciting. It's a place to go play around and get wet and muddy. Huguenot Trail will come out onto Riverside Drive, and from there you can follow the James River and ride on the blacktop (Riverside Drive) down to the Pony Pasture.

PONY PASTURE --- This is a doubletrack loop from the main parking lot. It is all rough gravel and crushed stone and, like Huguenot Trail, it is totally flat, but does have a few muddy sections and wet sand sections. There are no wood bridge crossings, log jumps, ravines, etc... It does have a few hidden single track sections here and there that connect up through the woods.

On weekends, it is best to avoid the area due to crowds - especially in the summertime. But it is a nice local place to practice speed and traction control in the mud. Some may say that the area is completely lame, which I kind of agree, but still, it is a good place to goof around and get muddy.

First added by ButchA on May 20, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Chippenham Pkwy, take the Huguenot Rd exit and head east towards Richmond. About 1/2 a mile down the road will be an exit ramp, and the signs for the famous Pony Pasture and Huguenot Trail canoe launch. Turn left to go to Huguenot Trail. Turn right to go to the Pony Pasture. There is a very short, often muddy, singletrack from Huguenot Trail parking lot (follow the road and turn right into the gravel parking lot). For the Pony Pasture... turn right off the ramp, and follow the road about 1.5 miles. Parking lot is on your left.

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