July 26, 2012
Disappointed....That I didn't have enough time in the day to do this trail several times after I finished the first loop. This is one sweet trail and a great ride! I could not get enough of this trail! It has an amazing layout, with perfect climb to decent ratios. If there is one trail to visit in the area it is this one! We arrived early (0545) and the park gates were closed, ut there are so many ways to enter the trail that you do not need to actually hit the trailhead. But if you start at the actual trail head, there is an amazing technical course for experts. The trail is well marked with plenty of options for the experienced rider to take the technical route versus the smoother flow. It all meets back with each other in a short distance, so if a ride with several friends splits at a TTF, they will not get separated too far. I was crunched for time so I could only ride once. Even in the rain it was an amazing ride. That kept us from hitting the technical obsticles but thats ok. If you go early like we did, you will eat plenty of spiders, they are everywhere. Again, I could go on and on about how amazing this trail was, i absolutley loved it. I hit a few trails in the area this weekend, and wish I skipped some of them just to hit this one again. A sweet flow and amazing layout make this a must on my list of trails to come back to. Now, there is another sweet trail in Williamsburg that is not yet listed on this website, i plan on adding it soon. I will call it Clover Leaf Trail because that is how it was described to me. It is another amazing trail. I think it is a local gem and not too many know aout it, so I hope to not spoil it for anyone. Monticello Ave, near the intersection of Ironbound Road. Park at the Panera Bread and ride down Monticello against traffic for about 1/4 mile, the trail starts in the woodline on the left, you cant miss it. You must visit the BIKE BEAT, located about 1/2 mile up the road from this trail. A great staff and wonderful shop, amazing mechanics and a true heart for mountain biking, they were helpful and guided me to these two amazing trails.
A local gem not yet named or listed that I will add called Clover Leaf Trail, just off of Montecello Ave down from the intersection of Ironbound Rd. In Williamsburg, VA