Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail

Cumberland, Virginia 23040

Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail

Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Though it does rely on gravel forest roads to make a complete loop, the Cumberland Multiuse Trail (CMT) features long stretches of singletrack. A creekside picnic shelter near Winston Lake and subsequent stream crossings invite you to rest and refuel. Though the hiking-only Willis River Trail is also within the forest, the CMT has the significant advantage of a loop configuration.

The bulk of Cumberland State Forest, like much of Virginia’s state-forest system, was purchased from struggling farmers by the federal government under the New Deal–era Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act. In accordance with the act, the federal government granted Virginia a 99-year lease to the land in 1939."

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"This ride's general location is 35 miles west of Richmond and just north of Farmville. Scenery includes dense woods, cut-over areas, and open fields. This loop starts and ends at Winston Lake in Cumberland State Forest just outside the perimeter of Bear Creek Lake State Park. This loop includes 5.5 miles along the largely single-track Willis River Trail before returning on gravel roads back to Winston Lake.

Those who live for single-track may want to ride the entire 15 mile point-to-point Willis River Trail. The loop includes some climbs that will get your heart-lung machine earning its keep. Novice riders may find the stretch along Willis River Trail somewhat difficult, but they can use a map of the Cumberland State Forest to develop alternate routes using state and forest roads."

Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail Reviews

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8/22/2008
Rockwood park is very nice place to visit. Although I was skeptical at first, because of the "paved-ring", it turns out that this park has allot of added "cut-throws" that are a dirt / gravel mix to hike on as well. Rockwood was not very busy on the day we attended, however, on "fair weather day" I could see this park being very packed due to the paved ring and easy access and because of its location. There are plenty of places to fill up your water bladder and good sights to see. If you do happen to stray from the pavement, beware of "big boy" a hyper active lab that loves to jump the creek that seperates residental property from the park.
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7/18/2006
Good for walking, but gravel road not good for biking...very steep hills. In some parts for advanced hikers. I walked my bike a lot.
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Trail Information

Cumberland
Nearby City
8.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Hunting, Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Cumberland State Forest. Forest office (804) 492-4121
Local Contacts
Local Maps

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Nov 2018