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Slave Trail to the Pirate Trails

 9 votes

Length

4.5 Miles 7.3 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

Elevation

252' 77 m

Ascent

-251' -76 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

65' 20 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 96 days ago
Mostly Dry - A bit muddy in spots History

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Easier singletrack than the other bits in the James River Park System.

Rob Tompkins

Overview

For every continuous inch of rain fallen, the trails should be left to dry for 24 hours.
This is a nice "lollipop" ride offering more beginner-friendly terrain than many of the surrounding trails.

Description

From the "Mayo Bridge" on 14th street, look for a paved path on the upstream side of the south end of the bridge. Follow this to a road that also intersects the flood wall. Take a left continuing under the I-95 bridge. As you are under the I-95 bridge, look for a trail to begin on the right. This is the start of the lollipop. Follow this for a ways to the entrance of Ancarrow's Landing. Cross the road and follow the singletrack to the trailhead that splits. Note you'll need to know what day it is so you can follow the single direction trail.

After considerable rain, there may be small portions that may be wet and muddy. If mud is sticking to your tires, it is time to hit the road and wait for the trail to dry.

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Mar 18, 2018
Philip Kempf
Started at Floodwall Park
Mar 9, 2018
Matthew Burr
Sep 30, 2017
Guy C
Sep 24, 2017
Todd Thompson
Sep 11, 2017
Chris Miller
Mar 31, 2017
Steve V
Nov 28, 2015
Chris Roberts
Jun 14, 2015
Short Round
Long soft sluggish ride to the trail head. Mostly flat with a few nice berm sections within, but not a destination imo. 5.5mi

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  3.4 from 9 votes

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in Richmond

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This is a great trail for the JRPS. Sure it's not as technical and a bit flat but I really enjoyed it. Great way of extending the main loop of North Bank to Buttermilk + Forest Hill. Plus the good folks at RVA MORE and I helped build Buttermilk East to ride over there. If you're looking to add some extra mileage on and want a great warm-up/cool-down loop, this is the one. May 1, 2015
Kurt Bradley
Williamsburg, VA
Kurt Bradley   Williamsburg, VA
Like Ben Maddock wrote earlier, I also capped off my triple trail ride with this really fun section of simple and flowing short track. Conditions were cold and dry so was able to keep average speeds high - no issues with trail. Recent improvements were evident and beneficial. Thx RVA MORE. I'll be asking our club if they want to come back with me for a group ride. Mar 5, 2017

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