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Marl Ravine Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.9 miles Elevation Gain: 419 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching





wild flowers

Note: this is a mountain bike only trail.

mountain biking
10 days ago

Loved the trail! I would rank it on the harder side of intermediate since it is rated black diamond. Many steep declines and aggresive hills. I will definately be back to do it again. I would not suggest it for new riders.

Mon Nov 12 2018

This trail has a sign that says for mountain bikes only no hiking allowed. Heed caution if you are trying to hike it. We went to hike it today and was disappointed that we weren’t allowed we hiked other areas in the park.

Sat May 12 2018

Nice hiking trail. Not long or hard, mostly flat with a lot of bugs. Lots of sea shells to look for on the beach.

mountain biking
Sun Feb 08 2015

Great trail. Intermediate, not difficult, although there are some vicious switchbacks to catch you out. Very flowing, varied scenery. Only one steep hill section, so a good 45 min ride. The ravine is 6 miles, so by the time you add in the trail to and from the parking, nearly a 10 mile loop. Good condition too. Recommended.

Sun Jan 05 2014

What a great hike. Loved the up and down and overall scenery. Great workout!

Sun May 26 2013

I would have said intermediate, not difficult. But I agree with the beautiful part.

Sat Apr 27 2013

What a beautiful hike!!! A lot to see from Eagles to squirels, from marsh to woodlands and all on a bright sunshiney day. This trail is in the York River State Park which offers many great trails.

Thu Jun 30 2011

Excellent technical trail, best in the area.

mountain biking
28 days ago

8 months ago

recorded Marl Ravine

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Thu Jan 19 2012