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    Charlottesville, Virginia

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    Newport News, VA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    Very nice, clean facilities, lot's of activities availible. Lots and lots of deer! We went on a gloomy Monday and there were very few people there. I highly recommend stopping at the infomation center in front of the restrooms and printing a map of the trails. The generic maps we took in didn't identify the names of the trails which was a bit confusing on the trails for a novice hiker such as myself. When we returned I found the information center and printed a good map with the names of the trails. The trails themselves are well marked but a couple of the signs were a bit miseading. We picked up a lot of fleas and ticks, so make sure to check yourselves and any pets well upon leaving. All in all we enjoyed our visit. We definately plan to return...
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    The park was open but no humans at the gate. There is a permanent sign with a map but not maps to take. The trails are basically not marked at all. Because it is fall and leaves cover a lot of the trail we got very lost and onto black diamond trails then off the trail completely. Better signs and better trail marking would be appreciated. Most of the beginner/intermediate trail was great when it could be found.
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    This place is a total blast. Wooded, quiet, not too crowded with people (we only saw about 6 others on the trail--it is winter) and the lake make it scenic and calming, but the trails rip! They are VERY fast, twisty, pretty fairly smooth. We had one water crossing that froze our feet, but the whole trail system is dry and clean for the most part, both of leaves and wet mud. I think they designed it great, with good drainage and challenging trails. Don't let the sign that says "experts" go one way and "mortals" go the other scare you. That section (back side of the Red) is not really as hard as it looks, with the whoop-de-dos.

    We rode for about 2 hours, did a section or two twice, for a total of 18 miles. Pretty cool riding---relatively tame, no long hard climbing. Good if you want a quick in and out, with no possiblity of getting lost.

    Trail Information

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    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Technical Difficulty
    Moderate to Difficult
    Physical Difficulty
    Rocky and rooty singletrack with occasional creek crossings.
    Skill Level
    1.5-3 hours
    Open for daylight hours year-round. Daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
    Season & Limits
    Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Golf/Disc Golf, Hiking
    Additional Use
    Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club,; Albemarle County,
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