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Harwood Mills

Average Rating:    (3.45 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 38

Trail is not too difficult, but it's good for the area!
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Latitude
37.149097682015444
Longitude
-76.47960662841797
Trail Directions
Take Jefferson Park Blvd East exit off of I64. Turn left, Harwood Mills Park and parking lot will be on left side. Trail entrance is further up across the street(to the right of the dirt road).
Trail Length
5.2 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
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Review Date
December 25, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: James ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Do not let the trail names fool you. All three trails beginner, advanced, expert are all easy riding trails. Hardwood Mills trails offer a nice flowing ride, having to keep your momentum going is not an issue. However be mindful of the roots they are everywhere!!! These trail are a nice change of pace. If you are use to steep climbs, fast downhill runs, and technical trail rides with jumps and obstacles, well you will not find that here.
Hardwood Mills is the type of trail that needs you to go as fast as you can possibly can pedal to make it fun. The trail offers lots of twist and tight turns that can surprise you if you are not paying attention while maintaining warp speed. Like I stated above, these trails offer a change of pace from the norm for this area.



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Review Date
March 11, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: AKSteve ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just bought my son a mountain bike on Saturday and rode this with him on Sunday. Did novice and advanced trails twice. My son did great on his first ride on singletrack. Only observed differences between novice and advanced was primarily the length. Good trail, lots of 2-4" roots, not overly hilly but do get a good workout. Will be doing again.



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Review Date
March 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pedalwheezer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First time here. Easy trail, but a lot of fun. A lot of flowing switchbacks, which are a blast at speed. Quit a few 2-4 inch roots, which are typical for this area. Just keep the momentum up and let your bike float over them. Also a lot of smooth sections. No big hills, up or down on the beginner and advanced sections. The "advanced" trail is not an advanced trail, nor the first portion of the expert trail that I was able to ride before the flooded section I didn't want to hassle with going through or around. Great ride! A must do if you like flowing turns and a bit of speed.



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Review Date
April 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mhix01 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My 14 year old son and I tried the novice trail and man, to us it was not novice. We're new to mountain biking and we're not too proud to admit the novice trail is the right place for us but we need something a little more novice to work up to this. Tight turns at the bottom of hills and especially steep climb outs did us in. We had to walk up a few hills. It's very pretty though and I'm sure we'll enjoy it more once we get some fitness and skills.

I'm giving the trail middle ratings because I don't have a proper frame of reference. To me it was a 5 for difficulty. If this is easy for you pro's, I'm afraid to see a real 5.



Comments
mhix01 (05/28/2011)
My son and I have been back to Harwood Mills but now we've ridden the Advanced, it was much more fun than Novice. I've even ridden Expert and thought it was easier and more fun than Novice. I highly recommend the Advanced trail. Some challenge (at least for me) and roots but fun and man, is it pretty. Good views of the reservoir and creek.
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Review Date
August 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: eknepp ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was in the area on Business travel and had my bike with me so I decided to give it a try. I will first say that the trail markings for levels (Novice, Advance, Expert) are completely reverse from what they should be. The Novice trail has all kindas of nice drops, jumps, bridges, etc. while the expert is just twisty switch backs.

Recommended Route:
I recommend the Novice trail because it is the most fun. The trail has plenty of switch backs, a few small log crossings, some nice bridge drops, and one stump jump. I would recommend doing this loop multiple times for a good workout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA



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