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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.70'
Flow: 3930 cfps
Below 5' no lifejacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 9:42am
Low Tide: 4:48pm
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The #virginiacapitaltrail bridge over I-895 in Varina. Bike ride from Deep Bottom Landing to #RVA today gave great perspective on the cap trail progress. But man there's still a lot to do in 3 short months. #bikeva #bikerva
Ryan Corrigan of the @jrava enjoying a morning on the #jamesriver near #Ancarrows. The #terrain360 mapping boat 2.0 is running smoooooth this morning.
Not sure of the species, but this big daddy was just caught trying to infiltrate the @richmondoutside world HQ. He was removed to the vegetable garden where he'll be asked to play nicely with the children and dogs.
Richmond-area peeps: book signing tonight at #walkaboutoutfitter in #carytown from 5:30-7 pm. Consider the book an investment in summer road trip adventures @rigganrva @vintage_rva @rvatrees @whitworthcycles @winslowins @riversideoutfittersrva @repjames @rvapaddlesports @homeonthejames @vcuoap @backlightphoto @fanofcycling @farydl1 @blueskyfund

Come celebrate the Dogwood Dell Trails

@richmondoutside
March 14, 2012 11:04am

It’s all over but the riding, running, hiking, bird watching and dog walking. The city trails crew and weekend armies of volunteers have finished two new loops — each about a mile long, one for foot traffic only, the other for fat tires and feet — in the woods behind the Carillon in Dogwood Dell. The best way to access the new trail heads is on Pump House Drive just above the toll for the Nickel Bridge.

The traildozer at work in Dogwood Dell

Many of the volunteers who worked on the new trails were from mountain bike advocacy group Richmond MORE. UPDATE: The cookout was postponed, but trails are open. They’ll be holding a celebration, which is open to the public, this Saturday, March 17th at p.m. They’ve reserved the shelter next to the dog park. There’ll be a cookout and a presentation of the new trails, followed by group rides and hikes on the new singletrack. All are welcome.

But wait, there’s more! Richmond MORE and the trail crew will quickly pivot to the next big project: the Belle Isle Skills Area. Volunteer days for on Belle Isle will start on Saturday, March 31st. They’re planning two big volunteer weekends on May 5-6 and 12-13, so mark your calendars now. The goal is to open by Memorial Day, and they’ll need much hard labor to make that a reality. If you ride, walk or otherwise use the amazing trails of the James River Park System, this is another opportunity to give back.

 


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


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