James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 5.05'
Flow: 4970 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:12pm
Low Tide: 6:24pm

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Phil Riggan

Road Trip: Trail Riding is a Thrill at Freedom Park

Looking to get out of Richmond for a day of outstanding trail riding? Williamsburg isn’t far away and Freedom Park is a great place to ride a mountain bike. Located …

By Phil Riggan | February 24, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Enthusiastic Crowd Packs the House for Richmond Trail Forum

The first Richmond Trail Forum took place Wednesday night at the Byrd Park Round House before an enthusiastic overflow crowd of more than 100 people. Many identified themselves as cyclists, …

By Phil Riggan | February 2, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Trail Running

Record Attendance for Virginia State Parks in 2016

A record number of visitors at Virginia State Parks in 2016 means that we’ve got a good thing going in the Commonwealth. Higher visitation translates to higher revenues and more …

By Phil Riggan | January 19, 2017 | Posted In: Environment

Richmond Trails Forum to Address City’s Growing Outdoors Network

Richmond offers plenty of recreational choices for anyone who wants to get outdoors. Its network of trails is extremely popular and has helped bring several beneficial economic events to Richmond, including …

By Phil Riggan | January 15, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, James River, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Advice for Those Resolving to Bike More in 2017

We’ve almost reached the end of 2016. Time to start those annual New Year’s resolutions that you never keep. Only this year, pick something that will really make a difference …

By Phil Riggan | December 29, 2016 | Posted In: Road Biking

A Wealth of Great Trail Riding at Hanover’s Poor Farm Park

This past weekend, I finally made it back to western Hanover County’s Poor Farm Park. It had been more than 5 years since my last visit and I’ve been craving …

By Phil Riggan | November 14, 2016 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

James River Association Celebrates 40 Years of Improvements to Our Watery Playground

If you do anything in your day that includes water, you should appreciate how important it is for it to be clean and free of pollution. “A fully healthy James River …

By Phil Riggan | October 29, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, James River

Sports Backers Celebrate 25 Years of Fantastic Fitness Moments

Look wherever you go in Richmond. You’ll see runners. Cyclists. Kayaks on the roofs of cars. This is an outdoors kinda town. Check that, an outdoors fitness kinda town. The …

By Phil Riggan | October 21, 2016 | Posted In: Running

High Bridge Trail State Park Offers Variety of Great Ways to Explore Farmville

This past weekend I spent the day hiking and biking the High Bridge Trail State Park in and around Farmville. The weather was perfect and the trip wound up being …

By Phil Riggan | September 29, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Road Biking

Mountain Bikers Ride to Support rvaMORE During Annual Tour de Fall Line

More than 140 mountain bikers took to Richmond’s great trails network during rvaMORE’s third annual Tour de Fall Line on Saturday. The event began and ended at Stone Brewing Co.’s …

By Phil Riggan | September 17, 2016 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Richmond.com asks: Where is the ‘Best River Beach or Hangout’

The James has something for almost any type of river-goer, from sandy beaches to huge granite boulders to secluded areas away from the crowd. Richmond.com wants you to vote on the best …

By Phil Riggan | June 16, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Belle Isle Bike Skills Park work Saturday

Get out and volunteer, Richmond! According to Richmond MORE, work continues Saturday morning on the Belle Isle Bike Skills Area.

By Phil Riggan | April 13, 2012 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Ways Richmonders are ruining the James River Park

I took the time to lay down my feelings about how a minority of Richmonders are misbehaving down at the James River Park on Richmond.com.

By Phil Riggan | March 30, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

HandsOn Program: TeamWorks RVAhydro

A new program from HandsOn Greater Richmond, RVAhydro, takes traditional volunteering out of the box by combining education with service. RVAhydro combines service and education to create a lasting and …

By Phil Riggan | March 28, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

“Scoop the Poop” dog walks with CBF

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is sponsoring a series of dog walks this spring to draw attention to the pollution problems caused by pet waste in Upham Brook, an urban stream …

By Phil Riggan | March 23, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

DMV hits snag with James River Park plates

Remember when you ordered a special James River Park license plate 15 months ago (some 27 months or more)? People who originally ordered their plates were recently informed that they …

By Phil Riggan | March 20, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

River plan can uplift city

Tom Silvestri of the Richmond Times-Dispatch had a commentary in today’s Sunday edition about the Richmond Riverfront Plan. There is a meeting Tuesday at City Hall to go over the …

By Phil Riggan | February 19, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Volunteer Saturday at North Bank Park

The Friends of the James River Park will be cleaning trash and painting over graffiti in North Bank Park and along Texas Beach on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

By Phil Riggan | February 15, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

North Bank trails better after trash removal

About 35 volunteers worked under the Boulevard Bridge Saturday to remove 45 bags of glass and plastic bottles, cans, and convenience store cups tossed from cars as they pass over …

By Phil Riggan | February 4, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Volunteer Saturday to clean trash under the Boulevard Bridge

I’ve been contacted by many volunteers for the trash clean up under the Boulevard Bridge planned for Saturday Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The logistics have not been …

By Phil Riggan | January 29, 2012 | Posted In: Uncategorized
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