James River State Park

Charlottesville, Virginia

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This ride's general location is on the eastern bank of the James River approximately 25 miles northeast of Lynchburg and southeast of Charlottesville. Scenery includes dense woods and open fields; the Tye River Overlook offers a great view of the James and Tye Rivers. This is a good family ride. The only sounds are the breezes whispering through the mixed oak hardwood forest and the far-off wail of a freight train. Caball Trail is suitable for novice bikers, although parts of it may be a bit difficult for youngsters whose climbing and bike handling skills could be overstressed on some rough sections of trail. It's gravel in some sections and grassy double-track in others, but this five-mile loop is only the first of a system of multi-use trails that will eventually be 20 to 25 miles long.
Mountain Bike! Virginia

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Mountain Bike! Virginia

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ride's general location is on the eastern bank of the James River approximately 25 miles northeast of Lynchburg and southeast of Charlottesville. Scenery includes dense woods and open fields; the Tye River Overlook offers a great view of the James and Tye Rivers. This is a good family ride.

The only sounds are the breezes whispering through the mixed oak hardwood forest and the far-off wail of a freight train. Caball Trail is suitable for novice bikers, although parts of it may be a bit difficult for youngsters whose climbing and bike handling skills could be overstressed on some rough sections of trail. It's gravel in some sections and grassy double-track in others, but this five-mile loop is only the first of a system of multi-use trails that will eventually be 20 to 25 miles long.

©  Randy Porter/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Charlottesville
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: James River State Park 804-933-4355
Driving Directions: Directions to James River State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/29/2009
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Trail is a mix of single track, double track, paved. Steep and rocky in places offering a good challenge, nice single tracks through the forrest, some gravel roads, but a very nice over look of the confluence of the Tye and James river makes it all worth it. The riverside trail was flat, overgrown and buggy.



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