Waller Mill Bike Path

Waller Mill Park, Virginia

Elevation Gain105ft
Trailhead Elevation98ft
Elevation Min/Max47/98ft
Elevation Start/End98/98ft

Waller Mill Bike Path

Waller Mill Bike Path is a hiking and biking trail in York County, Virginia. It is within Waller Mill Park. It is two miles long and begins at 98 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 105 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lookout Tower Trail.

Waller Mill Bike Path Professional Reviews and Guides

"Waller Mill Park has enough amenities to rival a day-use state park. The park took a beating in 2003, and the 5-mile mountain-bike trail has yet to reopen. However, you can still choose from paddling, picnicking, and fishing for posthike relaxation.

The first Virginians never saw Waller Mill Reservoir—it was constructed in 1942—but colonists and speculators representing the Virginia Company of London no doubt explored the area. They would have seen the present shore as hilltops overlooking the now-flooded valley of Queen’s Creek, which still drains east from the reservoir to the York River."

"NOTE: TRAILS.COM HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT THIS TRAIL WAS DAMAGED IN A SEVERE STORM AND IS NO LONGER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. In addition to Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, Busch Gardens Them Park, and the College of William and Mary, the Virginia Peninsula has some superior singletrack to offer.

Only minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and a short bike ride from he College of William and Mary, the sensational Dogwood Trail awaits off-road riders eager to pedal supreme singletrack through hardwoods overlooking Waller Mill Reservoir. Loaded with hills, twisting trails, and inspiring scenery, this 4.5-mile loop contains the most exciting off-road riding in the Tidewater region. Trail Surface: Hilly and wooded singletrack trails."

"This ride's general location is 5 miles west of Williamsburg between US 60 and Interstate 64. Scenery includes mature hardwoods surrounding a lake. This is a demanding-and popular-single track in a coastal area where you'd expect flatter, easier riding. This loop repeatedly switches back as it circles around the eastern section of Waller Mill Pond, so it's easy to get a little disoriented in places.

Throw in the short but steep ups and downs, and it's hard to take your eyes off the trail long enough to admire the striking hardwoods and lake that surround you. There is little flat terrain as the trail meanders through the woods, so this ride is strictly for intermediate to advanced riders. The riding surface is very narrow and winds its way around holly and oaks, many of whose roots poke their way across your path, adding to the technical challenge of this loop."

Waller Mill Bike Path Reviews

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This trail no longer exists and the only trail to ride bikes on in this park is now a paved trail that runs along the road near the entrance to the park. Do not go here to ride bikes. Park employees say hurricane Katrina destroyed the singletrack in the park. Sounds like bunk to me but regardless there is no singletrack to ride here.
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If you are in the mood for a nice walk in the woods, this is a pretty good choice. Trails are wide, well marked and well maintained. Grade is gentle. Views of the creek and river are abundant. We got an up-close view of beaver damage to trees on this hike.
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This trail is now closed There was a hurricane that wiped out the track about 18 months ago and they decided not to rebuild it.

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Trail Information

Waller Mill Park
Nearby City
Waller Mill Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Call the park at (757) 259-3778 or Williamsburg city Parks at (757) 259-3760.
Local Contacts
Available at park office.
Local Maps

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Nov 2018