Distance
12.68 km
Ascent
274 m
Descent
276 m
Peak
77 m
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
1-2 hrs
Lakeview Loops I, II, and III - Pocahontas State Park

Overview

It’s not an overstatement: this ride really is one of a kind.

Pocahontas State Park has some of the most amazing trails near Richmond, and The Lakeview Loops is the spotlight of the whole area. This medium-length trail has everything you long for on a mountain biking trail. And with the trail located along the river, the atmosphere is cool and pleasant for a nice weekend bike ride.

Terrain

Lakeview Loops is special for its diverse features. There are a couple of water crossings, flowing sections, sustained climbs, and a few obstacles to heat up the ride.

While the first two loops are quite easy, the third loop will test your riding skills. This is the fastest section which has the longest climb and most challenges. Loop III starts with a series of quick drops to very short bridges. There are also lots of the fast and short crossings followed by steep climbs.

Access

The main park entrance is off Beach Rd. The parking lot is available at the newly located Nature Center just to the right at the greeting station. Ride down the road toward the campgrounds until you turn right into the woods immediately after the wood splitting shed. Follow the trail straight in.

Food and drink

Please bring water and snacks with you.

Further info

The trail is closed from dark until daylight and for 24hrs for every inch of rainfall. All parking requires either annual or daily park admission fees.

 

Some information is sourced from:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/905296/lakeview-loops-i-ii-and-iii

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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