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Bell Lap

Intermediate
 4.5 (28)

A downhill flow trail with jumps. Drop your seat and look before you leap!


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Singletrack

306' 93 m

High

229' 70 m

Low

159' 48 m

Up

156' 48 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The nearest parking lot is the Loop Forest lot off Courthouse Rd. From there, it is less than 1/2 mile down the Loop Forest Trail (road). Bear left on the fire road as you pass Gateway1 on your left and then the Bell Lap TrailHead is on your right.

This is a one-way circuit trail that treats you with a nice downhill to a tiny section of fire road at the bottom. After the fire road, bear right back onto singletrack which climbs back toward the Blueberry Hill trailhead. This is a nice, easy climb through hardwoods and a few pines. It climbs for one mile at a nice gentle grade. If you are fit, it could be ridden fast and you might find a jump on the way up. Or a TTF or two... Take your time the first time down this trail if you have not ridden a jump style trail before. There are several rollers that will kick you over the bars. Also drop your seat!!

Contacts

Local Club: rvaMORE

Land Manager: Pocahontas State Park

Shared By:

Geoff Rundlett

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 28 votes

#433

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  4.5 from 28 votes
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Trail Rankings

#7

in Virginia

#433

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Photos

The final touches at Pocahontas State Park, Swift Creek Trails on rvaMORE - IMBA Bronze Ride Center Status.  Bring the family out.
Aug 17, 2015 near Chester…, VA
Bell Lap
Sep 9, 2021 near Chester…, VA
Specialized Rockhopper Hardtail
Aug 28, 2021 near Chester…, VA
I drive 2 hours to spend my days off on these trails!
May 19, 2021 near Chester…, VA
Fun flow.
Nov 25, 2015 near Chester…, VA
Testing Trail Dynamics work
Jun 30, 2015 near Chester…, VA

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