The Freedom Park Trails in Williamsburg, VA boast over 20 miles of single track, including a beginner level Bunny Loop trail, a freeride trail, and several miles of multi-use trails. Trail builders of the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association have maximized the available terrain and have created a system of challenging and fun trails through the old growth and new growth forests that exists in and around Freedom Park. Helmets are required.
The Freedom Park Trails consist of 5 well marked loops and a short (.75 miles) Bunny Trail created for children and beginner riders. Loops A and B, originally built in 2002, are approximately 5 miles and consist of twisty singletrack with short punchy climbs. Trails A and B also contain several short “decks” that traverse generally wet spots.
Trail C, completed in 2008, has become the park’s “free ride” trail. It contains several technical trail features (TTFs) that can be rather intimidating. Among these features are several “skinnies” and various jumps of varying difficulty. Know your limits, plenty of riders have been stretchered out of this section of trail. All TTFs include ride arounds for those of us who would rather keeps our wheels on the ground.
Loops D and E, completed in 2010 and 2011 respectivily, are classic cross country loops and are perfect intermediate trails. Combined they total a little under 9 miles. The ride featured in Mountain Bike Virginia makes use of all of the trails in the system for nearly 20 miles of single track fun though the Freedom Park Trails.
The Freedom Park trails are open daily from 7:00 AM to sunset. The trails may sometimes be closed to bikes due to rain or dangerous conditions.
After your ride make some time for a visit to Go Ape, a zip Line and treetop adventure that is super fun and challenging. A Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course is an outdoor experience that provides participants 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise. The course allows participants to explore the park from an otherwise unobtainable vantage point while navigating through the treetops using zip lines, obstacles and tarzan swings.