Powhite - Trail, Richmond, Virginia

Powhite - Trail, Richmond, Virginia

DESCRIPTION

Small, enclosed park near Chippenham Hospital, sometimes the gate is locked, if so, park at the post office across the street. Very rooty singletrack, fast, whoop-di-do's, some flat twisty sections, Lots of short fast and steep hills. Middle of the park is the highest point with several fast switchback downhills.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 23, 2013]
TRex_climb
Weekend Warrior

Rode this for the first time last week. It's tight, dark, narrow, twisty and super easy to lose yourself. Lots of ups and downs. There were some pretty worn obstacles that are in need of repair but not a big deal. I started on the outer loop, made some turns and promptly got lost. But if you listen for the highway noise and keep it to your right, you can work your way back to the entrance fairly easily. Looking forward to exploring this more when I am in Richmond. Good parking, free entrance, not crowded.

Customer Service

just go get lost.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 02, 2011]
aaabronco
Weekend Warrior

This trail is really fun beware of the downhill twisty parts at the beginning of the trail i almost went over the bars. the half pipe is really fun just make sure you're going the right direction if not then you might not get enough speed

Customer Service

right once you cross the bridge make a right and it should take you through all of the good suff

Similar Products Used:

Pocahontas state park

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 02, 2009]
Knarf
Cross Country Rider

Fun trails only a 10 min. ride from my house so makes for a great afterwork ride. Fast outer loop with lots of interconnecting trails in the interior so you can make what you want of it. Props to Richmond M.O.R.E. for the trail work and new section. I like the halfpipe here better than others because you ride with it not across it. It's a small park but I give it a 5 for the fun factor. Maybe I should have called this 'Ode to a Tetter-Totter"...

Please be considerate of other park users here as you go screaming through the woods. Less complaints keeps us MTBers in better standing with the city.

Customer Service

Go explore- you can't get lost. Ride the loop counterclockwise for a fast run or clockwise for more climbing.

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-Downtown Xterra Loop
-Pocohontas (Lakeview!)
-Poorfarm

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 02, 2009]
One track mind
Weekend Warrior

This can be a bit confusing to a 1st time visitor. The lay out is a outter loop with 4 to 5 parallel sections that cross the center of the main outter loop, with more smaller interconnecting trails..sounds confusing...i know. Yet with enough time & patience you can make some amazing links...make all decents..or all climbs...or both....or ride in opposite directions. Me & my roomate were able to get 11 fresh miles out of this small..yet busy park! The highlight of the park is when you come upon the long half pipe whoops..you'll end up doing it over & over. Theres alot of features & the only way to find them is to get lost & learn it. Currently as of feb 2009 some new trail work is being done rerouting off private property. Go get yours!

Customer Service

Explore!

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Butter milks

JRPS loop

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 24, 2004]
Big Al
Cross Country Rider

The more familiar I become with this trail the better I enjoy it. I promise to make the half pipe whole again, just some quick work with a chainsaw. I don't understand the lack of riders at this spot. But this is a good intermediate trail that is well laid out with plenty of options to keep things fresh. Easy to get back uphill after a quick downhill run.

Customer Service

Several options will appear after you ride several times. Start with a clockwise route around the extreme perimeter trail. Then explore the interior "spokes" including the half pipe.

Similar Products Used:

Buttermilk, Poor Farm

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 30, 2003]
scomarsh
Weekend Warrior

I just got my first mountain bike and discovered this trail online (I've always borrowed or rented a bike--Colorado, Ozarks, etc.) I'm new to Richmond, and Powhite is 10 minutes from my house. A great trail for me. Some fast downhills with a few jumps. Lots of varied terrain if you ride all the trails. Half-pipe was muddy, so got stuck (probably owing to my beginner status). Not quite ready for the 8 ft log ramp near the top of the first hill. Several logs and created technical pieces. Excited to go back as my skill increases. A great in town ride.

Similar Products Used:

Pocohontas State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 28, 2003]
Bumpskir
Cross Country Rider

Hurricane Isabel has left Powhite unrideable. Its a shame because mile for mile Powhite has best obstacles in the Richmond area. But If all the downed trees are made into log crossings it is going to be awesome!! I would be happy to volunteer some time in the afternoons for cleanup work. If any Mt. Biking club needs help contact me. Bumpskir@Access4Less.net

Customer Service

Across from Chippenham Hospital

Similar Products Used:

Poor Farm Park Pochontas State Park

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 09, 2003]
Michael
Weekend Warrior

I consider these my home trails since they are about 8 minutes from my house, and if people are curious about trail maintainence, and who does it...I am one of them. I can take credit for some of the switchbacks in the middle of the park. The halfpipe is the quintessential mountain bike experience, and if that does not make your visiting this park worth the trip, than you need to find a new sport!! Come ready to experience the best single track in the city of Richmond, some challenging climbs, some root-ridden decents, and the HALFPIPE!! After several dry days, it's blistering fast and will have you climbing back up to run it again and again.

Customer Service

Sun up to sun down, parking lot is open across from Chippenham Hospital

Similar Products Used:

Pocahontas, James River Trail System, Poor Farm

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 27, 1998]
bruce paterson

can't find it!!

Customer Service

How about some better directions for getting to the starting point. The "cul-de-sac" really doesn't do that much for those of us who can't read your mind!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 27, 1998]
Dead Man Riding

It's a good trail with some advanced parts that are either technical or scary. Kinda muddy, though.

Customer Service

It's just off the chippenham parkway right across from Chippenham Hospital.

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Ironbridge park is a good but easier trail on route 5 across from the hanover airport. Bell island is a scary downhill type area on the james river (go down Byrd St and Follow signs- You need to go over a foot suspension bridge)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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