MTB Project Logo

The Box Turtle Trail (Green Trail)

 3.7 (9)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

191' 58 m

Ascent

-154' -47 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

310' 94 m

High

210' 64 m

Low

Shared By Ruben Hernandez

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A great trail for beginners with a little bit of downhill, jumps and a ride over a boulder.

Ruben Hernandez

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Helmets are a must!! Parking fee required. Dogs must be on leash. Open from dawn to dusk. Park closed for park wide controlled hunts listed on website calendar.

Description

From the main entrance of Pocahontas State Park you'll enter the state park at the park office/kiosk. Please pay the parking fee.From here proceed straight down State Park rd. to the CCC museum.(Follow the Signs) From the CCC Museum Information board located by the bathrooms in front of the museum building, you'll go to the right. This puts you on the Fendley Station trail, which is a gravel road/trail that goes around the entire park. You'll follow this trail for a little over half a mile and you'll see the MTB trail entrance and Information board on the right hand side with maps and distances for all the trails.

There are three separate trails, one of which has a very advanced trail added to it for you adventurous types, and all share the same trailhead. These trails are well marked and are ONE WAY ONLY. Just follow the signs. The Morel Ravine Trail (Red), The Tall Oaks Trail (Blue) which has the Little W. VA trail addition and The Box Turtle Trail (Green).

The Box Turtle trail is a pretty easy trail and can be a lot of fun for riders of all levels. As you proceed down the trailhead from the information board, the green trail will be the first trail to your right. About mile in you'll hit your first technical section. It has some twist and turns, a bit of downhill, and a bridge crossing and your first serious climb.

As you continue down the trail you see more of the same. Twisting, Turning and short climbs. Then comes the fun part. A downhill section that can be fun for all skill levels. This section has recently been tweaked with some small jumps. With enough speed you can turn this into a triple jump section. I personally like catching some airtime, but for those less experienced, I encourage you to use your better judgment.

The rest of the trail is pretty much the same with twist, turns and some small technical areas. This is a great trail to practice your skills and can be a lot of fun for everyone. The entire trip should take you about 30 minutes. The last mile of the trail meets up with the Blue Trail. From here you can choose to continue the trail to the left or head to the right and ride the gravel road you used to get to the trailhead back to the parking lot.

Have fun and be safe.

Contacts

Local Club: rvaMORE

Feb 13, 2019: New Hiking Trails at Pocahontas!

Feb 2, 2019: North Bank Trail Extended

Feb 1, 2019: Trail Building Basics

Land Manager: Virginia State Parks

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

May 8, 2018
James Old
Apr 21, 2018
Laird Williams
Oct 21, 2017
Lonney Ggregory
Oct 15, 2017
Peter Patnaude
Twice around 3.2mi
May 26, 2017
Ben Johnson
Nov 26, 2015
Mike Campbell
Jul 20, 2015
HalfBrew biker
May 6, 2014
JT Ferrell
Great, but quick, ride 3.8mi — 23h 41m

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 9 votes

#7419

Overall
  3.7 from 9 votes
5 Star
11%
4 Star
44%
3 Star
44%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#236

in Virginia

#7,419

Overall
15 Views Last Month
1,025 Since Jan 25, 2014
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

36%
64%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter