Mountain bike trails offically opened September 12, 2020.
From Bike Norfolk:
Northside Park is a 62-acre park located in Norfolk, Virginia. The park has tennis courts, a skate park, ball fields and an indoor pool. For years, there has been an unofficial and overgrown network of trails in the wooded section of the park. Over the past two years, Bike Norfolk volunteers have worked in partnership with Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, and REI to cut new trail, clean/ mulch the existing ones, and connect the trails to create uninterrupted flow. As a result, three trails have been developed: Hide and Seek, Trae’s Trail, and David’s Sprint, for a total of 2.2 miles of single track. The suggested bike for these trails is a mountain bike, and helmets are required. Visitors may also walk or run the trails.
This project would not be possible without work from a rotating cast of 40 volunteers, support from Crossroads Civic League, and funding from REI and other contributing sponsors. Bike Norfolk has a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Norfolk for developing and maintaining the trails.