Pocahontas State Park

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Intermediate
50
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,600 ft
↓ 2,900 ft
159
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
This is a Virginia State Park, website here:

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas.shtml

This park is a nicely managed state park similar to Yorktown State Park (also a Virginia State Park).

There are trails for all levels, but none are really that hard. The scenery is typical Eastern Virginia woodland. I have never failed to see deer. Once I saw an American Bald Eagle. This is a good park to learn and to get some exercise. I have gone here with my children since they were 4. The singletrack difficulty is indicated in a fashion similar to ski slopes. The easy trail is the longest. The hardest trail is not that much harder than the easiest.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: thinking about traveling from NJ to VA in April for a long weekend of camping. Are these trails something that we could pull our child in one of those bike trailers on ? dont want to make the 4 hr drive with our bikes if we really cant pull her behind them. Any feedback or other parks to camp around VA would be appreciated ! -robertsiantosca

A: Depends on which trail system you ride. There are two trails that were built with hand cyclist in mind and a very smooth, although they are rather short.

mickwurzer answered on March 9, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Is there a trail for three-wheeled handicap bikes -Guest

A: Word is there are planned upgrades to bring this. There are also gravel fire trails throughout

Guest answered on April 21, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

May 28, 2017
 
Review: Well maintained and a enjoyable ride. I rode Lakeview Trail 1 & 2. It had a few technical spots but I'm also a beginner.

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Granny Gear

April 27, 2017
junkyardjr Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great day of riding for all levels

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Granny Gear

December 30, 2016
samoldham Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great for all skill levels, simulates the big mountains just west of richmond with easy long-ish climbs to fun downhills with jumps and great flow. The trails are all ridable by beginners, they may need to hike their bikes once or twice, but overall they'll love the non-steep grade and smooth trails.

Similar Trail: Preddy Creek

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Trailblazer

March 25, 2016
 
Review: I did not get to ride this as much as I had hoped but I had fun and hope to go back.
lots of miles of fun to be had by all skill levels

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Bunny Hop

March 23, 2016
jmumford Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The new trails are awesome. Labeled easy but if your trying to work on more dirt jump/pump track skills. Ride them! I was slightly disappointed in Morel Ravine which is labeled black diamond. The ravine crossing are not beginner! But the down tree crossings, which all can be ridden, got a wee bit boring. But yeah I'm going back. Great state park!

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Bunny Hop

November 21, 2015
 
Review: Rode the three Lake View trails today. The Friends of Pocahontas State Park were out on the trail working on a new berm. Eventhough there was heavy rain on Thursday and heavy leaves on the trails, the trails were still visible with all the usage. The trails are nice with all the changes with roots, rocks, bridges, creek crossing, and constant turns. The views of the lakes were awesome.
I stopped in the Nature office near the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and the park staff was friendly. He gave me pointers on which trails to ride as well as personal insight since he rides the trails too. He also advised me about new bike trails not on the map yet. I will definitely return to ride the other trails.

Similar Trail: Lake Anna

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Singletrack


September 30, 2015
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: We were visiting Richmond to experience the UCI World Championships last week. We camped at Pocahontas SP for the duration and tasted their mountain bike offerings. With a variety of trails in the park we were never bored. From easy double track routes like Old Mill to their brand new flow trails like Blueberry Hill and Bell Lap there was plenty to keep our interest in the times between trips to Richmond. I highly recommend this park for a mountain bike getaway. Trails can be easily accessed from the campground. There are almost 50 miles of routes available to cyclists.

Similar Trail: York River State Park

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Gramcounter

August 26, 2015
Lucky Dogz Gramcounter  
 
Review: Love these trails. Something for everyone and there are miles and miles of them.

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Gnarly


June 25, 2015
rpmarheine Gnarly  
 
Review: New trails are now open thanks to last years Bell Built grant and lots of work from both volunteers and professional trail builders. I'm giving this place a five star to bring up the average rating a bit. It's is well deserved. The new trails add a lot of "yee haw" factor to the park. This place might just be a regional destination now with a good variety of trail for all skill levels. Don't be fooled by the "easy" rating on the flow trails. Yes they are beginner friendly but they quickly reward the faster more skilled riders too. Bottom line... Haven't been here for a while, time to check it out again for the first time. Never been here before...it's time to give it a try.

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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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Pocahontas State Park MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
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