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Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Windsor Castle Park

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#102 of 300 mountain bike trails in Virginia
#3,686 in the world

Very short trail but great for a beginner, Starts off pretty fast and flat, steep-root filled-ravine about 1/3 the way through then from there rolling terrain some bumps and sharp turns. The loop itself is right at 1/2 mile add in the access road and its between 2/3 and 3/4 mile round trip. Good course for honing skills as it is short enough that making several laps to improve skills is very reasonable. The park itself is not mountain bike friendly. There are other hiking and walking trails connected to this basic mountain bike trail; however, restricted to any and all bicycle usage.

First added by NWRR on Jan 28, 2012. Last updated Apr 12, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: no
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: no
  • Fee required: no
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Located in the Windsor Castle Park just off of Jericho Rd in Smithfield VA, Entrance next to the dog park
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Smithfield, Virginia

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  • JD Walls

    I give this one star because at least someone spent resources and time to carve this trail out. I would give it a negative stars because of the lack of creativity and use of designated park space. The area has loads of potential; however, I'm afraid local government control and ordinance has a chokehold on positive MTB trail progress. If you want to spend 10 to 15 minutes pedaling your MTB in a wooded loop surrounded by amazingly well-groomed walking trails, this trail is for you.

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  • mtb_coyote

    A good beginner trail for those in the area, it's an easy ride that loops back so doing laps is a must if you want a good run. There are a few dips with some tricky turns, good enough to build up some confidence and get some basic skills, just be on the look out for the ravine/valley that comes in midway. A tiny feature was added and recent work was done to clear the entrance to the path; it looks much nicer than before but the path itself is relatively unchanged. This portion of the park system doesn't seem to get much use (i.e. watch for fallen leaves covering the path), but it's good for those wanting to cut their teeth into some mtb without feeling intimidated.

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  • PedalWheezer

    If you live around Smithfield this is a convenient spot to get a quick ride in. It's short, but just do some loops. Not difficult. More fun at speed. I often ride to Windsor a couple miles from the house and do loops then back. Well maintained. Very little use from what I've seen. Been there a couple dozen times the last month or so, only seen other riders once.

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  • NWRR

    As a beginner I see this trail as somewhat of a challenge but I know it is one of the easier trails around, Its close to home and it is a good trail to introduce someone to mountain biking on. I like it because i can turn right around and rinde it again and try different approaches, trail is well kept wider that the nearby Nike Park Trail. An expert may get bored with this trail but a novice will get a lot out of it. The ravine is steep both directions, I hit 20 MPH going down every time even when tired on a 20 year old bike

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