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Gauge Height: 3.74'
Flow: 1610 cfps
Below 5' no lifejacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 1:42am
Low Tide: 9:06am

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Trail Running

‘James River Splash and Dash’ Returns to Downtown RVA This Saturday

This Saturday Richmonders will once again take to the James River for the 7th Annual James River Splash & Dash, presented by Swedish Match and sponsored by Riverside Outfitters. The …

By Andy Thompson | July 10, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Riverrock Updates: Event Just One Week Away

Dominion Riverrock and Flo Sports yesterday announced a partnership to stream the Dominion Riverrock bouldering competition live online at during the May 19-21 festival. This marks the first time that any …

By Andy Thompson | May 12, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Virginia State Parks Introduces New Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series — The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power — offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

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

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

Voting for Green Spaces in Henrico

In the Op/Ed section of Tuesday’s Times-Dispatch, Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill clues us in to something all Henrico voters should keep an eye out for in the ballot …

By Andy Thompson | November 2, 2016 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Entries Dwindling for ‘Trails and Ales’ Races/Beer Fest

If you’re thinking about taking part in Trails and Ales, the Sports Backers’ trail run/brew fest on September 24th, now’s a good time to make it official. They just opened …

By Andy Thompson | August 26, 2016 | Posted In: Running, Trail Running

Who Doesn’t Like Trails and/or Ales?

To celebrate Richmond’s urban trail system and popular craft brewery culture, Sports Backers announced recently the second annual Trails and Ales trail run and craft beer festival, set for Saturday, …

By Andy Thompson | August 11, 2016 | Posted In: Trail Running, Upcoming Events

XTERRA Cuts Richmond from New Race Series

On December 2nd, XTERRA announced a shakeup in its America Tour. According to the XTERRA website, the company “announced the formation of the XTERRA Pan American Tour which connects the sport’s …

By Andy Thompson | December 5, 2015 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Free Fallin’

By salvaging parts from several pairs of decommissioned, yard work-bound running shoes (laces, two soles, one tongue), I’m able to patch together one sturdy pair. Then it’s out the door, truck, …

By Brad Morrison | December 2, 2015 | Posted In: Features, Trail Running

There can only be one…King of the James!

A buzz filled the air throughout the James River Park System this fall in the weeks leading up to November 15th for the second annual King of the James.  Question’s …

By Hunter Davis | November 26, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running

The ‘King of the James’ is Back This Weekend

The leaves are falling as the season turns and daylight is getting sparse. Cooler air is settling in among Virginia’s water, and the James River is getting colder. November is …

By Hunter Davis | November 10, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Va. Capital Trail: ‘It’s a Place to Exhale’

I spent a good part of yesterday morning on an old school bus, chugging down Route 5 next to the brand spanking new Virginia Capital Trail. I was part of a …

By Andy Thompson | September 30, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

Ride, Run, Paddle the Tour de Fall Line

If you run, bike or paddle on and around the James River in Central Virginia, chances are you’ve benefitted from the work of the James River Outdoor Coalition and RVA Mid-Atlantic …

By Andy Thompson | September 10, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Sports Backers Announce Trail Running/Craft Beer Race and Festival

The Sports Backers just announced a new event that, not surprisingly, looks to be a blast. It’s coming up in early October, so put it on your calendar now! In …

By Andy Thompson | August 18, 2015 | Posted In: Trail Running, Upcoming Events

XTERRA Delivers on Spectacle, Racing

It was a lot of fun riding around with Trey Garman, XTERRA’s marketing/media maven, and Jesse Peters, local photographer extraordinaire, during yesterday’s XTERRA East Championship race here in Richmond. We …

By Andy Thompson | June 15, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

XTERRA ‘party zone’ expanding into Forest Hill Park

If you’ve followed XTERRA’s history in Richmond, you know that in the past few years a raucous party zone has popped up on Buttermilk Trail along the mountain bike course …

By Andy Thompson | June 13, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

XTERRA triathlons, trail races return to RVA for the 17th year

It’s XTERRA weekend in Richmond, and that means off-road triathletes from all over the world have descended on RVA to test their mettle on the James River (1K swim) and …

By Andy Thompson | June 12, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Tackle the ‘James River Run’ and give back

If you’ve been down to the Reedy Creek parking lot and entrance to the James River Park System, you’ve probably noticed the construction area next to the boater’s changing station. …

By Andy Thompson | March 10, 2015 | Posted In: Trail Running, Upcoming Events
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