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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +196/ -194 ft
Total: 13 riders

Mountain Biking Lake Anna State Park

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#153 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#5,654 in the world

The land in Lake Anna State Park used to be known as "Gold Hill" and contained the Goodwin Gold Mine. Gold was first discovered in 1829 with mining reaching its peak in the 1880s. In 1971 Lake Anna was created to serve as a water coolant for Dominion Power's nuclear plant. In 1972 work began on the acquisition and development of a water-oriented state park. Lake Anna State Park opened in 1983.

While boating and fishing on this beautiful lake are major attractions, these are only some of the park's offerings. Lakefront picnic areas and wooded hiking trails are also popular. On summer weekends, interpretive programs on the nature and history of the area complement exhibits and displays in the visitor center.

First added by TrailAPI on Apr 13, 2013. Last updated May 1, 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
The park lies adjacent to Route 601 off Route 208, 25 miles southwest of Fredericksburg and 60 miles northwest of Richmond.
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  • faust41

    So this is a trail system you ride when your leisurely going through, perhaps with kids. These are multi use trails and theres lots of damage done by the horses and piles of horse presents to dodge. Theres wild life and plenty of benches for breaks. It is all double track or widder. Nothing technical. The Gold Hill trail, very short, under power lines mostly, has a decent quick climb. Thats about it. Very nice in the rest of park. Go for a swim, cook some dogs, go for a trail ride.

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  • Bruiser

    There are several trails, most marked as beginner and a few intermediate. Obstacles on the beginner trails consist mostly of roots and ruts. The moderate trails have some short but steep grades, some marked with "caution steep grade" signs. There are also a few creek crossings and, depending on the weather, thick mud. Trails appear to be used more by equestrians than bikes as most of the erosion is hoof and not tire tracks, and several creek crossings are bridged with a non-bridged option for equestrians (or bike riders looking for more of a challenge). This year was my second year riding these trails and I had a lot of fun with them. If you have the energy you should be able to ride the whole trail system in a couple of hours. If you have young children and are looking for a flat trail with a leisurely ride through the woods, this one isn't for you.

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  • hmblmgnfcnt

    I rode these trails for the first time 2 weeks ago (12/12/14). They were largely flat, wide equestrian trails with good markings at each intersection. No climbing. I rode my steel cross bike and my gf rode her ridgid steel mtb. There was little challenge aside from navigating small leaf covered roots. There are a few lake views to visit, but otherwise these trails run through dense woods. These trails are good for some exercise if stuck in the park, or with children, but otherwise not worth the trip for a serious MTB'r.

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