Lake View Trail At Pocahontas

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4.25 out of 5
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Intermediate
12
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 600 ft
305
elevation (ft)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
Take the Old Mill trail (double track) at the end of the parking lot near the CCC museum. Cross State Park rd and follow the signs to the blue Mt bike trails.

There are 3 possible loops, Lake view 1,2 and 3. Follow the signs from LV1 to LV2 and then the signs from LV2 to LV3 to make the whole loop. LV1 is 5 miles, 2 is 8-9 and 3 is 11. There are red technical reroutes (for those who want more of a challenge) that meet back up with the main trail. Overall another great trail at Pocahontas.
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (12)
 

Bunny Hop

May 16, 2017
jmumford Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fun trail. Well marked and well taken care of. I road all three. A good break from the James River Park system trails. It has just enough advanced offshoots to keep it interesting. And very little steep or long climbs. The fire road to get to it was the hardest. Lake View too was probably my favorite. My only critique. After about mile marker 6. It kinda looses it's pop. But all and all it was fun and a well taken care of trail system.

Similar Trail: Forest Hill

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Gramcounter

April 17, 2016
wvvelo Gramcounter  
 
Review: Marked w/mi & trail names....well kept. Good work out depending on how you ride it. A must for the future!

Similar Trail: Arrowhead,WV

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Bunny Hop

December 5, 2015
 
Review: A good ride with a few technical challeges for those interested. Good flow with great views and very few switchbacks or overlap. Only short climbs and small downhills sections, but an above average xc singletrack.

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Gramcounter

November 6, 2015
Lucky Dogz Gramcounter  
 
Review: Love this trail! Well maintained by RVA More. I especially like the way 1, 2 and 3 are stacked.

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Bunny Hop

May 8, 2015
vicbelt Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Fast flowy and fun. Some obstacles and slightly more technical option lines but at the end nothing to write home about. If you live in the area and/or happen to visit this is a good option but don't go to Richmond just for this.

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Bunny Hop

November 29, 2014
greydog Bunny Hop  
 
Review: It's the best trail in my world!

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Granny Gear

March 19, 2012
EFR450 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The lake view trails are fun, I probably wouldn't do them again over the main mtn biking trails off of the Old Mill Trail though. Pretty flowy with some rock gardens and a long log skinny thrown in. Few jumps here and there if you see them. Would recommend for beginner and intermediate. If you're an advanced rider though, you can have a good time if you pedal on the downhills.

Similar Trail: The green mountain biking trail here at Pocahontas

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January 16, 2012
trnsprt Trailblazer  
 
Review: Nice trail complex. Very X-Country ish. Would work on a single speed really well too. Not too much elevation change. I rode about 20 miles between the single track in the NW corner and the Lake Trail and only climbed a total of 1000 feet. The trails are smooth and hard packed. I would term it intermediate and beginner trails but it is a great cardio if you ride it hard. Not too much technical challenge except the area called Little West VA. The MTB trails in the NW corner are tight and twisty with some challenges. The Lake Loops are really smooth and flowy. Nicely designed for intermediate and beginner riding. And fun for an advanced rider looking for training. Not a destination to drive to but certainly worth the visit if you are in the area or driving bye. Miles of single track but you have to use the map to find it.

* Review edited 1/15/2012

Similar Trail: Similar to Preddy Creek and James River. Very smooth and hard packed. Not a ton of elevation change. Fun for the family. Can be a heck of a work out if you ride it hard.

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Gramcounter

February 11, 2011
 
Review: I'm not a really experienced rider but i've started riding the red off shoots on this trail. Their are some pretty fun bits. Also LV 3 is defiantly worth checking out. There is a pretty fun zig-zag through a stream bed and some other cool stuff. Check it out if you visit PSP.

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Gramcounter

May 29, 2010
ButchA Gramcounter  
 
Review: Um, I think you guys are talking about the main MTB trails by the CCC Museum off Old Mill Trail. This review is about the Lakeview Trails (which - according to the map) are over by the Algonquin Ecology Camp. Enter Pocahontas State Park at the main gate. Once thru the gate, hang an immediate right and follow that road (East State Park) down to the cabins. You'll see signs for Lakeview Trails along the way. Park in the parking lot for the Ecology Camp and ride back out to the trail sign. That is Lakeview One. It will meet up with Lakeview Two and so on. These trails are a lot of fun. I just got back this afternoon from Pocahontas and had a blast riding these trails. LV1 is a lot of fun, with a few whoop-de's and some log crossings. LV2 is also fun, and a little more challenging with rock gardens, log crossings, etc... I ran out of oomph and couldn't do LV3 though.

Similar Trail: The Blue MTB trail (Tall Oaks) at Pocahontas. Powhite Park.

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Lake View Trail At Pocahontas MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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