Built by the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association (EVMA), the trails at New Quarter Park in historic Williamsburg, VA, meanders through old growth forests and offer intermediate riders a fun and challenging loop approximately 7.2 miles long. Meant to be ridden in a counterclockwise direction, the New Quarter Park Trails take full advantage of the lay of the land. As you head out from the parking lot, the trail will follow the terrain’s contours as it parallels a ravine and small creek that feeds the Queen Creek. The first half of the trail has several punchy climbs that will keep your heart rate pounding. Several small Technical Trail Features (TTFs), with alternate ride arounds, have been strategically placed to keep the ride interesting.
The return leg towards the parking area parallels Lakeshead Drive, the park’s entrance road, and offers less elevation change.
At 7.2 miles, the loop is perfect for intermediate riders and beginner riders progressing their mountain biking skills.
A small portion of the trail at the beginning has several TTFs that are bound to keep all riders busy. Cyclists often session this section of the trail to improve their bike handling and balancing skills along the skinnies and elevated decks.
In addition to the mountain bike trail, the park has 10 picnic shelters, several hiking trails with scenic overlooks, a paved cycling trail suitable for family biking and children, an 18-hole disc golf course, basketball and sand volleyball courts, a softball field, horseshoe pits, a large playground and access to the waterways for canoes, kayaks and fishing.
New Quarter Park is open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk. The park will close during severe weather.