ElevationAscent: 586' 179 m
Descent: -586' -179 m
High: 233' 71 m
Low: 135' 41 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“Fast trail with flowing lines and lots to see.”— Ernest Rodriguez
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
While on the trail, riders will note that most of the original building infrastructure is still in place (although much of it is in various states of disrepair). Although intended for multi-use, the trail system was designed by mountain bikers with a great flowing experience in mind. There are, however, a few advanced trail features in specific skill areas of the trail. This experience is in plain sight of the original guard towers, prison buildings, old inmate work farms, utility buildings, and other remnants of a once large correctional facility.
Need to Know
You are now entering onto the Pasture Loop. You can go left or right, but once you reach the gravel road, you can go further south and meet up with the more challenging Slaughter House lake Accotink loop (the old Slaughterhouse Loop is at the trailhead (yes, it was a real). Do the loop and backtrack on the same gravel road uphill and take your first right. This trail will take you behind the old Dairy Farm building (soon to be the Equestrian Center stables).
This trail will dump you out back on the Pasture Loop, turn right and follow the tree line. The Power Station Loop trailhead will be on your right. Make sure you take the second trailhead which will make you do the loop clockwise. About 2/3's into the loop there are some table top jumps.
Exit this loop back on the Pasture Loop away from the trash incinerator property, take a right fork up to and cross Furnace Road and do the Apple Orchard Loop (either direction is equally fun).
Cross back over Furnace Road and back onto the Pasture Loop. You'll soon see the equestrian center and you've completed most of the trail. Continue riding until you run out of time.