James River Loop
ElevationAscent: 551' 168 m
Descent: -567' -173 m
High: 205' 62 m
Low: 29' 9 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
Current trail conditions
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“This is a great trail right in the heart of Richmond!”— Patrick Kennedy
Go down the steps and cross over the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Walkway Bridge then stay to the left. There is a water fountain in the parking lot ahead. Go straight through the parking lot, up the gravel hill, across a small foot bridge and turn left. You are now on the North Bank Trail. Follow this for two miles or so and you'll come to a parking area, you have to run on the street for 1/2 mile or so. Go up the street and take a left on Kansas Street. Run to the end to reconnect with the trail. Go left, down the hill then run along the canal then up the hill and back to the pump house parking area.
There are some options along the way, you can’t really get lost because you always have the river as a reference. There are also posted maps to guide the way. You can add a few trails to this route and make it 9, 12, even 14 miles with hardly any time on the road!
Land Manager: City of Richmond, VA - Parks and Recreation