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Wahrani

Average Rating:    (4.22 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

This is a multi-loop bi-directional single track trail system. In January 2007 the existing walking trail system was opened to mountainbikers. In March of 2007 the local mtb organization (Eastern Virginia Mountainbike Association - evma.org) added to the existing trail system and included elements interesting to bikers such as log piles and jumps. Some sections of the trail system are designated for hikers only due to erosion concerns. This trail has interesting terrain and technical features. It has more elevation change than any of the peninsula trails.
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Latitude
37.502925524549745
Longitude
-76.86849474906921
Trail Length
5
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
West Point
State/Territory/Province
VA
Zip/Postal Code
23181
Country
US
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
November 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Steve513 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Overall the trail can be really fun, however it's not ridden very much and during the fall it's easy to lose the trail. The trail markers are very confusing and seem to change colors constantly. My best advice is to start at the beginning and keep right whenever possible. If you constantly keep right you should finish the outer loop. Also make sure you warm up before you begin, the hardest climb is within the first quarter mile. With better care and understandable trail marking this place would be awesome and would probably get more traffic. If you haven't ridden it yet I would recommend giving it a try. After you are done you can hit the Upper County Park in James City Co. which is only about 7-8 miles from Wahrani and 1-2 Miles from Exit 227 on I-64.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Upper Co. Park.



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Review Date
April 25, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: fugi ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nothing to great or bad about this trail. Average features and difficulty. My only gripe is that I would rate this trail higher if it were not for the poor signage. This is a multi-use trail and uses different colors to show which trail you should be on but the colors seemed to change are random mid trail. I've been here twice and still cant make heads or tails out of the flow of this place. It's not a bad trail but I would only go if you live in the immediate area.



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Review Date
November 4, 2008

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: Leakyreef ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I really enjoyed this trail. EVMA thank you. This trail IMHO is the most well designed and fun trail in eastern Virginia. I've ridden all the EVMA designed trails on the Virgina Peninsula numerous times and I enjoy this one the most. It makes great use of the existing terrain and flows well. Though not really a long trails, it has some great long downhills and fun climbs, the best on the Peninsula. Switchbacks make the climbs enjoyable and challenging. The only thing I didn't like is the park's proximity to acitve hunting areas(there are signs warning you of this, and not to wander off the trails into adjacent areas). I heard 5-6 gunshots nearby while on the trail.

Recommended Route:
I rode it counter clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
York River State Park, New Quarter



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Review Date
December 30, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: PennyRich ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail system has a surprising amount of climbing, downhill, and technical features all packed into a small area. The climbs are longer than York River and there are at least 3 downhills longer and more fun than everyone's favorite at Freedom. It's the best all-around trail in the area. The only possible improvement would be to make it longer.

The trail can be ridden in either direction and is hike/bike, so be alert. Here is a link to a map but it currently doesn't show all the trail.

http://www.co.new-kent.va.us/parks/facilities/WAHRANI06.pdf

Recommended Route:
Counter-clockwise from the trailhead, go right or straight at all the intersections. Cross the power lines and after an extended climb and a steep technical downhill, turn right and cross a bridge to get to the blue section (lollypop). For a long gradual climb go right at the intersection, or for a short gasping climb go left. Either way brings you to a lookout point with a bench looking towards Westpoint. When you've done the lollypop, go back across the bridge, turn right and cross the powerlines again. Look for the "bike" signs to get back to the trailhead. Now turn around and go back until you go over the bridge that angles up. Turn right onto the section with white markers on the trees and follow it to the top. Turn right at intersection and after a short climb you are at the top of the fastest and most fun downhill. Hop off the right side of the long bridge at the bottom of the downhill and follow trail back to trailhead. If you have energy left, ride the trail clockwise. The climbs are tougher in this direction.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Marl's Ravine at York River State Park
Patriot's Ride at Freedom Park
Redoubt Run at New Quarter Park



Comments
Chris S (01/15/2008)
The map link is very helpful - thanks.
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Review Date
September 20, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: MtnBkrBob ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome new XC trail by EVMA. I find this trail to be the most technically challenging in the area. Lots of tight flowing switchbacks interspersed with short steep climbs and plenty of off-chamber. You can’t ride this one on autopilot. The flow is still fairly consistent, but there are more places where you have to really focus. Several bridge crossings and short step, winding climbs require your undivided attention. A couple fairly long climbs (as compared to other local trails). Ground is soft (for now). Traction is great. EVMA seemed to take the best of many of the other local trails and build them into this one. Nice job.



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