Located at the western end of the North Bank Trail, the Dogwood Dell trails are in the area north of Pumphouse Park and behind (south of) the Carillon. The Dogwood Dells trail system is planned to have about 1.5 miles of mountain bike specific and a 1 mile pedestrian only trail. The trailhead is located directly across Pumphouse Drive from the Pumphouse Park entrance.
Dogwood Dell had been the home to trails in the late 1990′s early 2000′s, but Hurricane Isabel damaged the trails beyond repair in 2003. They remained unusable until 2012 when a grant from REI allowed a brand new trail system to be created. The new trail system opened in March of 2012.
Parking is available at the gravel lot at the Boulevard Bridge North trailhead. This is a gravel parking lot at the north end of the Boulevard Bridge accessed from Pump House Road, and in the gravel parking lot between Barker Field and the Carillon, access from Blanton Ave. and Park Drive. From either parking lot, head west on Pumphouse Drive. The trailhead will be on the right across the street from the entrance to Pumphouse Park.
This is the one park in the city where mountains bike have the right-of-way. This applies only to the mountain bike trail since the hiking loop is off-limits to mountain bikes.