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Level: Easiest
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +87/34 ft
Total: 48 riders
 

Mountain Biking Newport News Park

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#242 of 285 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#11,805 in the world

A beginner trail on flat, easy forest roads, about 6 miles. There are several branching trails that were closed (I rode Dec. 27, 2003) . This is suppose to be a scenic trail but since the hurricane there are hundreds of trees down. To get a work out on this trail I rode it twice and tried to keep a 12-15 mph speed. I would only ride again to see the historical sites that were closed due to down trees.

First added by getonthetrail on Dec 26, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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 VA Beach, I 64 west to exit 250 on Fort Eustis Blvd. (Route 105) heading east. Immediately turn left on Jefferson Ave. (Route 143) nd cross over the City Reservoir. Go about 1 mle to Newport News Park's second entrance. There are signs for the trail.
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  • ***

    It's a nice ride I pulled the burly bumblebees bike trailer with complete ease. It's a nice Sunday riders trail.

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  • doubleagle
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    This trail is as advertised. Gravel road. I ride it coupled with the Yorktown Battlefields for my workouts. It gives me a chance to ride and not have to worry about getting clobbered by a car.

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  • wakum6
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    First off this is not a mountain biking trail at all. It is a 5 mile shared bike, running path. But if you take it for what it is it's very nice. It's mostly flat and in the woods nearly the whole time. A good trail for the family.

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  • wakum6
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    First off this is not a mountain biking trail at all. It is a 5 mile shared bike, running path. But if you take it for what it is it's very nice. It's mostly flat and in the woods nearly the whole time. A good trail for the family.

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  • fantabular
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    I went on this trail today with my daughter and it's TOTALLY different than the last time I went on it. They changed it completely after hurricane Isabelle. Before, it was partly gravel road & the rest was a nice single track through the woods. Now, it's 100% gravel road. It's almost completely flat, there are a few places where you can pick up some speed, but otherwise, it's a cinch even for beginners.
    Unless you want to get a nice cardio workout, don't go to this park.
    Check out the pics I uploaded here or at our website:
    www.fantabular.net/trails.htm

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  • fantabular
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    I rode this trail a lot a few years ago, then when I went back recently, I noticed that it's very different now.
    It seems to be 99.9 percent gravel "access road" for some kind of park automobile; it isn't a very good mountain bike trail at all.
    There's only one spot that isn't gravel road and that only lasts about 10 feet, all the rest is flat, gravel & boring.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a great ride for beginners if you want to get your heart rate up.
    It's also not as scenic as it was a few years ago, I think some hurricanes came through town & knocked down all the big trees. I continually noticed that someone had been along the trail w/ a chainsaw & left logs everywhere.

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  • faustrob76
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    Nice family bike ride. Not the best mountain bike trail. More just a relaxing ride in the country.

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  • sionnach
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    not very impressive at all. this trail is more for families whilst camping, good scenery but definatly not "made for mountain bikes"

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