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Lake Maury Right

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Length

4.6 Miles 7.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

600' 183 m

Ascent

-608' -185 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

110' 33 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 25 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - As of May 27, the access road was pretty muddy. Certain parts of the actual trails were damp, but nothing bad. History

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A rooty singletrack that moves quickly around a wooded lake tucked away in Newport News.

Tyler Quesnel

Overview

Open sunrise to sunset. Helmets required for bikers.
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Description [Suggest Changes]

This is definitely one of the longer ways out to the end of the trail system without overlapping at all. It involves taking rights at every fork you come across, with the exception of those times it dumps out onto the access road.

Start out heading down from the street side parking on Gatewood along the lake. You'll soon come to a fork, up or down. There's a 30 foot long skinny if you go up (right) otherwise the trails meet up again shortly. You'll soon approach another fork, again either way will take you to about the same spot soon there after the access road.

Continue straight down the access road - do not go across the road immediately, this is a dead end. After about 150 yards the road goes right, but the trail goes straight up a small hill. If you continue up this trail you'll be to the meat of the singletrack.

There are numerous possible routes to take through here. I've found if you take the right option when available you get the most track in without retracing your path. Again though, numerous possibilities are available, and there's a teeter-totter if you trend left by the lake.

In about the middle of this area there's a terrain park with several doubles, a table top or two, and a couple other features. It's not a whole lot, but pretty good quality for what is there.

After the terrain park, continue across the bridge at the bottom and stay to the right. You'll come to an elevated singletrack section that traces around an area with lots of bamboo. This was clearly a man-made area, presumably from the initial creation of the reservoir. There are a few other features in this area and it's an interesting ride around and through the bamboo if you're interested. If not, keep going and you won't miss much.

Past this there's more singletrack winding through the woods until you come to the access road again to cross a small creek. You can either turn around or continue on to the other side. The mainstay of the area is behind you, but there's new ground ahead for mostly an out and back type.

You'll cross a couple of bridges and come up to street level a couple times, though always staying on the dirt/grass, and eventually ending up at a no biking sign. At this point you can either follow the trail to loop around or look for one of the few exits to head back via streets to your car. You'll undoubtedly retrace some of your steps if you loop back, but there are plenty of options to keep it new and different.

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May 27, 2018
Thomas Harrington
Lightly muddy, on access road it was substantially muddy.
Apr 13, 2018
Kevin Dunn
First time here. Really awesome place. Lots of cross cross trails good variety. Really fun. I will definitely be back. 8.7mi
Feb 15, 2018
Nikolas Nadal
Oct 28, 2017
Peter Whitford
7.3mi
Oct 2, 2017
Simon Thomas
Retraced a few times but fun none the less. Hampton roads needs more trails like this. 4.8mi
May 15, 2017
Joshua Horwath
Apr 8, 2017
Billsky McForderson
too advanced. back wheel fell off too and front wheel is bent.
Apr 8, 2017
Garrett Shea
First ride on the new bike. I got in a little over my head with this trail, but I pushed thru and enjoyed the ride. 3.5mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 13 votes

#3886

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  4.0 from 13 votes
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#109

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