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As the Education Support Specialist here at York River State Park, I have a couple of corrections to add to this site. First, our park has 40 miles of trails. There is NOT ONE 4.5 mile looped trail. What has been outlined is a combination of Taskinas Creek, Backbone, Mattaponi, and Woodstock Pond Trails. Second, Taskinas Creek Trail has been opened since 2012 (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/taskinas-creek-trail-rebirth-part-1-what-was-lost-3314). It is the left hand portion of the "loop" shown above. Lastly, the photos of Mattaponi, Beaver Loop (it is not a loop), and Pamunkey Trails are incorrect and the Marl Ravine Trail photo is clearly a portion of the York River shoreline. I welcome photos and reviews from the outdoors community. But, I would like for the webmaster of this page to contact me about making some changes for the sake of accuracy.
Grade A Trail! A must ride of Hampton Roads! Real incorporates a good amount of uphill but oh so many down hills. The effort that it takes to get up some of those crazy winding hills (feels like the Tour De France gone off-road) is all so worth it when you fly down these sweeping descents. Plenty of jumps to keep the advanced riders entertained while still do able for the novice riders. PLEASE DO NOT WALK THIS TRAIL!!!! Can't count the number of times I've been yelled at for almost taking people out as I fly down these blind corners to find kids walking on the exit of the corner. This trail is clearly marked as a MTB trail, please know that if you're walking, the mountain bikers have the right of way and you are not entitled to be angered if you are hit as this is a fast paced trail. With that being said, this trail is truly excellent and if you haven't ridden it, make the effort to ride it ASAP!