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Bell Lap

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 48 m
Descent: -156' -48 m
High: 306' 93 m
Low: 229' 70 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Geoff Rundlett

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

Geoff Rundlett

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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!!

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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May 31, 2020
MeMe Mays
wif Mark
Aug 29, 2019
Bryan Hurley
Jul 27, 2019
Brett Medlin
Jun 15, 2019
John Grubb
Apr 15, 2019
brian Mesco
Ok 1.6mi
Jul 15, 2018
Michael Hart
1.6mi
Jun 16, 2018
Charles William
3h 00m
May 4, 2018
Travis Ferrell

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  4.5 from 26 votes

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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
Testing Trail Dynamics work
Jun 30, 2015 near Chester…, VA
Fun flow.
Nov 25, 2015 near Chester…, VA
Pushing the final dirt while building Bell Lap - return to the top of Bell Trail
Jun 19, 2015 near Chester…, VA
No drama on this trail. Just a fast climb to the top.
Jun 18, 2015 near Chester…, VA

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