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Powhite

Average Rating:    (4.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 26

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.
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Latitude
37.516687229268896
Longitude
-77.52695560455322
Trail Directions
Two starting points. At the cul-de-sac, go either left or right. If you go left, beware of the first super-steep descent.
Trail Length
several small loops
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Richmond
   


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Review Date
August 23, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: TRex_climb ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
just go get lost.



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Review Date
April 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: aaabronco ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pocahontas state park



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Review Date
March 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: One track mind ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
Explore!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Forest hill

Butter milks

JRPS loop

Pochahontas

Belle Isle



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Review Date
July 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Big Al ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Buttermilk, Poor Farm



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Review Date
December 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: scomarsh ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pocohontas State Park



Comments
aaabronco (04/02/2011)
8 ft log ramp? i think i missed that one how do you get there?
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