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Slave Trail to the Pirate Trails

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (16) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

75%

Singletrack

65' 20 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

252' 77 m

Up

251' 76 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

For every continuous inch of rain fallen, the trails should be left to dry for 24 hours.

Overview

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rob Tompkins

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 16 votes

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in Richmond

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  3.8 from 16 votes
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Ancarrow's East
Jun 17, 2015 near Montrose, VA

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Nov 6, 2022
Matt Morris
Jun 10, 2020
Mashalik Keeley
Jun 6, 2020
Mashalik Keeley
Jun 5, 2020
Justin Bennett
Few wet spots. Fun, easy warmup ride. 4.5mi
Apr 18, 2020
Cary Board
9mi
Aug 3, 2019
Bernie Kemker
May 9, 2019
John Kizer
Pretty muddy today, I waited 12 hours after a rain of 0.45". (Recommended to wait 24 hours for every inch of rainfall). A single lap was 16mins 4.5mi — 0h 25m
May 8, 2019
John Kizer
4.5mi — 0h 45m