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The Box Turtle Trail (Green Trail)

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (12)

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


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Singletrack

310' 94 m

High

210' 64 m

Low

191' 58 m

Up

154' 47 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

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Ruben Hernandez

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IMBA Trail Care Crew Flag line for reroute on Box Turtle trail.
Jun 1, 2015 near Chester…, VA

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