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York River State Park

Average Rating:    (3.97 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 59

Several different trails ranging from easy to intermediate. Fun for racing. Right on the York River so there are several ravines and small hills. Trail is very well-maintained by local mtn-bikers.
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Latitude
37.414
Longitude
-76.71435
Trail Directions
From I-64: take Lightfoot exit. Follow signs to Park. Park open dusk till dawn. Ask person at gate to point to the mtn-bike trails for you.
Trail Length
several loops: 3 and 6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Williamsburg
   


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Review Date
October 7, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: eric1971 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Drove up from Chesapeake to ride Marl Ravine on Saturday, for the first time in a few years. The trail is pretty much just like I remember it. It is in great shape and very fun. Good variety of terrain over the 6.5 mile loop. Lots of switch backs, so you always have to be paying attention. Had a deer dart across the trail about 10 feet in front of me!

Recommended Route:
Counter clock-wise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
New Quarter

Freedom



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Review Date
September 15, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: kinsler ,  Racer

Summary:
2 trails make up this system: short laurel glen (1.5) and the longer marl ravine. Both trails are well marked and when ridden together give you about an 8 mile ride. Trails are well marked and easy to follow. Trails twist through a heavily forested area next to the York River. Not very technical or aerobically challenging. Hills are very short and easy. Not a bad place to ride considering how flat the surrounding area is. The trail is a bit soft and sandy.

Recommended Route:
Ride Laurel Glen then take the connector to Marl Ravine which is one way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
http://www.evma.org/?p=trails

Richmond area trails- James River system



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Review Date
March 20, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Visitors rate this review
2.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rider#13 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:

york river is the best trail on the peninsula.The trail is very remote,beautiful woods,alot of mountain laurel.Enduring the trail takes a little bit of skill,and worth the great workout.EMVA is always working on the trails to make it more safer.This winter has been real wet.Today i rode all the trails and a big thank you EMVA for rerouting to make it a dry trail.The roots are AWESOME and puts the fun in mountain biking.If you are looking for people to meet while mountain biking try road riding and go to a coffee house.Last year i came close to hitting a group of riders sitting at a bottom of a downhill having a conversation.Thanks to my disc brakes i stopped quick enough.I will give this trail five stars and can't wait to ride it over and over....

Recommended Route:
all the mountain bike trails

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all the EMVA trails



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Review Date
August 26, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ch1llg ,  Racer

Summary:
Marl Ravine is a very rooty trail. The trail does not flow very well. The climbs are not to hard just the darn roots. Its not a very fun ride more annoying and boring. The one section of the trail that is fun is the down hill rock garden. There used to be a downhill switch back years ago but I think they took it out due to people getting hurt. I rode this trail last week and went to Freedom park and had a blast. There were no other riders at York River. When I got to Freedom it was packed. This was on a Thursday. To me its not worth paying three bucks to park.

Recommended Route:
Marl Ravine

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Freedom park



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Review Date
May 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jayjavi ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The park has many trails to enter. in total there is about 20 to 30 miles of trails. there are so many different ways to go. The new cut of trails is still fresh and we need more bikers to go out there and hit those trails to get them groomed and compact. It is just about the best trail system around this area. fast rolling, ups, downs, a work out for the whole day. with the trail system you can make this a whole day event.

Recommended Route:
There are to many ways to. i started by going down the fire trail and go left into the marked trails. i think there are like 5 or more trails to hit. with all the variations in them. just go and ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
gate wood



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