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Recommended Routes in James River Park System - 1

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Favorite Just the beginning
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

James River Loop

6.8 mi 10.9 km 407' Up 123.92 m Up 405' Down 123.46 m Down

Richmond, VA
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James River Park System Running

  • 13 Miles 22 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in James River Park System - 6

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3.2 mi 5.1 km #1Forrest Hill Park Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, VA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #2Buttermilk Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Richmond, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Richmond, VA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #3Belle Isle
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Richmond, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Richmond, VA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4North Bank Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Richmond, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Richmond, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Walkway
Easy Easy
Richmond, VA
Easy Easy
Richmond, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Dogwood Dell Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, VA

Photos of James River Park System - 7

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Me and my pup, on a recent outing to run the buttermilk trail. This photo was taken by the 21st St. entrance.
Jan 12, 2016 near Richmond, VA
View from 21st St. entrance to Buttermilk Trail.  Also access to towpath by the James River and bridge to Belle Isle.
Jan 12, 2016 near Richmond, VA
Downtown Richmond from North Bank.
Jul 9, 2019 near Richmond, VA
James River rapids and skyline from trail bridge.
Jul 9, 2019 near Richmond, VA
Buttermilk Trail
Aug 24, 2019 near Richmond, VA
Just the beginning
Oct 29, 2019 near Richmond, VA
Great flow on this loop
Jan 26, 2020 near Richmond, VA
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