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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:09 AM

Upper County Park Trail:
Part of a 75-acre Upper County Park in James City County, Virginia. The trail begins near the end of the cul-de-sac at the end of the park entrance road. Look for the mountain bike trail signs. The trail is on the left of the chained-off gravel road that leads back into the woods.

Location:
James City County
Trail Length: 3.7-mile loop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Trail Description: Much like other trails in the area the loop contains many quick climbs and descents through ravines that surround the creek and bottomland areas adjacent to the park. The route is somewhat technical with tight turns and off camber sections. There are, however, fast stretches that use the terrain for banked turns. One downhill contains four turns that take you from side to side in a small ravine much like a bobsled course.

Aerobically challenging with many of the climbs one after the other with few flat areas to recover. The trail sees little use, so expect a few sticks and branches and a narrow tread through the will blueberry (lowbush) which covers much of the forest floor along the trail.

Designed to be ridden clockwise but can be ridden Bi-directional. In fact, counter clockwise seems to require more climbing and it will take you a bit longer to complete a loop. You can also ride the trail in a figure eight since there is a cross over near the mid-way point.

Directions: From I-64 take Exit 227 (Toano) to Route 30 South heading towards Toano/Williamsburg. After about 1/3 mile turn right onto Old Stage Road, just before the gas station and McDonalds's. After about 1/3 mile, turn right onto Leisure Road. Follow Leisure Road into the park.

Trail Map: Click For Map
Club Affiliation: EVMA

** NOTES: In the summer you can plan to cool off in the park pool. While there is no fee for park admission or riding, a fee is charged for use of the pool. Pavilions are also available for a fee. Next time you ride, take the family. They can enjoy the pool and playgrounds.


Map, Directions, Descriptions via CCVA GoogleMaps

GPS Map via gpstrailsource




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