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Slave Trail to the Pirate Trails

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer out and back
75% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 252' 77 m
Descent: -251' -76 m
High: 65' 20 m
Low: 10' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Rob Tompkins

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

Rob Tompkins

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

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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
Mar 18, 2018
Philip Kempf
Started at Floodwall Park
Mar 9, 2018
Matthew Burr
Sep 30, 2017
Guy C
Sep 24, 2017
Todd Thompson

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 13 votes

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#1

in Richmond

#67

in Virginia

#2,030

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Ancarrow's East
Jun 17, 2015 near Montrose, VA

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