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Pocahontas State Park

Average Rating:    (4.3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 37

there are some main trails. but when you find the singles it is really awsome. they have easy, dificult, and most dificult. very fun. not good to ride if it is wet because of roots. the most diff. has tons of huge dips, like giant ditches. at least 6 to 7 feet deep. great stuff. can't wait to drive. that would be the first place to go with my friends. not the mall.
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Latitude
37.386073750176946
Longitude
-77.599421875
Trail Directions
park out side intrance to park in the gravel lot. ride in. get a map from car check in for area trails and single track.
Trail Length
ranges from 3 to 7 miles or so.
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Chester
   


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Review Date
November 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: EricE ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Lakeview Mtn Bike Trail : Blue Loop One

The first loop is a fun, quick ride with continuous low elevation rises and drops. I left my gps at home so didn't get the total elevation for it. The trail is 3.7 miles. A few small roots, a couple of small tree trunks, some wood bridges, one stream crossing. It winds around clockwise and the local park maps aren't very good, but because the trail gets close to the river twice it is fine to get bearings. The trail is very well maintained with downed trees chainsawed and cleared away. There was one walk around downed tree. A good starter loop for a quick, fast ride. Great fun for me being away from the sport for several years, and my gal whom is brand new to the sport. It was exciting and awakened her to what the sport can offer. She rode a flat pedal hard tail and was fine. Can't wait to try out the second and third loops farther down.

Recommended Route:
We entered by biking all the way down the RV Camping area and if you go this way its a paved downhill to a well maintained bathroom with running water as opposed to the port-o-potty at the park entrance parking. When down there enter the trail at RV Spot 100 and follow the signs. The maps don't really guide it and the blue trail shoots off to the left with a 10 mile marker. Alternately if you don't need a full pit stop, you can ride down the road perpendicular to the info center and enter the trail about 2/3 of the way through and continue on the loop by hanging a left.

offshoots of this trail have red (difficult) markings but was not identifiable on the park map. Initially I thought it was the 2nd loop of the Blue Trail but this was marked later followed by the exit just past it with a no entry sign.



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Review Date
October 8, 2010

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: NomadF-14 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not bad... I have lived in VA Beach for the last 12 years and have pretty much stuck w/ York River, Freedom and New Quarter as my "local" riding destinations. I just rode all of the trails at Pocahontas today for the first time (I'm pretty sure that I hit all of them anyway - both the old and new singletrek ares including "Lakeview - Too"). The terrain makes for some nice climbs and descents. The older singletrek red and blue were definitely my least favorite due primarily to overall flow. IMO, the newer trails down by the lake flow MUCH better. The mild freeride on the old red trail has potential but is in desparate need of repair (sorry - I'm too far away to help build..)

Recommended Route:
Depending on what you're looking for: The old 'green' loop is relatively flat but fast hard pack and very clear, would be great for someone not THAT in to the sport (wife, girlfriend or kids just learning to ride). The newr trails were great for just a nice somewhat extended portion. The older blue and red stuff just zig zags around but there were still some fun dips, one long skinny, and a few small jumps.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For a solid workout - York River. If you like an excuse to break out the big bike - Freedom (Mike, Calvin and the boys have built some great stuff - drops, gaps, skinnies, tables, and a few things I don't know what to call...). New Quarter is just a nice relaxing ride...



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Review Date
June 14, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DavidR1 ,  Racer

Summary:
Awesome trail system that really has something for everybody. With almost 25 miles of single track, this system is bound to entertain you for at least a day. Then add the over 50 miles of fire road, great for a cross bike makes this system of trails really the best in the area.

The old trails (box turtle, tall oak, and moral ravine) are nice and tight. This well worn trail is a bunch of fun. Lil WVA is in the middle of tall oaks and adds some tachnical challenge to the trail system. The Lakeview trails have a very nice flow to them and will certainly challenge your fitness when combined with the old trail system.

The climbs throughout the park are short, with varying degrees of grade. Nothing to challenging here.

Recommended Route:
I recommend parking in the Qualla lot and hitting the old trail system first. Then head over to the Lakeview trails. In between the two systems is the Heritage Center that has a bathroom, and more importantly, water can be had here.

Once you get back to the Qualla lot, you will have done around 32 miles in for a nice workout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
James River Park System, Poor Farm, Powhite, Scout Camp, Hilbert



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Review Date
June 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: moutnbiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
this is a review for the 3 main MTB trail at Poca State Park. The Green trail (box turtle) was really fast. Relatively flat with really good flow with some short climbs and descents and some fast swoopy turn thrown in for good measure. Great for a warm up to get ready for the blue trail.

The blue trail (Tall Oaks) is the best of the 3 trails, it has tons of flow with lots of twisty turns climbs and good descents. This trail also fast, just not as fast a the green trial. Great trail, had a blast on it.

The double red (lil West Va.) was for me a HUGE disappointment. The trail was in need of some major repair. some of the stunts were falling apart. There was absolutely ZERO flow to this trail, some of the stunts had no transition for the turn, there was a couple uphill rock gardens, which i dont think i have ever seen a uphill RG. I use to race DH so i can handle some stunts but this trail in my opinion was just CRAP! It really needs to be redesigned.

for a better look at the trails check out http://www.gpstrailsource.com/Maps.aspx?MapID=8

try to go here when its not so darn hot with 110% humidity

Other recommended trails in the same area:
freedom park and New 1/4 park in Williamsburg.



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Review Date
April 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: peeler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail system has been up-date with some reroutes and new sections on Lakeveiw( there are now 3 different Lakeveiws) for a total of about 15 miles, and the Lil Wva section as had mileage added plus some more tecchnical stuff added

Recommended Route:
Depending on how much you want to ride, I would do the Lil Wva and other red trail( both are technical)(red and double red) before the Lakeveiws, or do the lakeveiws and if you still have time/or energy do the Tall oaks( blue) trail, box turtle( green) trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Buttermilk, poorfarm, powhite park



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