The observation deck of the Marina Building at Fountainhead commands a spectacular view of the widest point of the Occoquan Reservoir. Paddle Tour Brochure 2011 Learn to Kayak 2011 Programs VIEW PARK MAP Directions: To reach Fountainhead, take I-95 south of the Beltway, exit at Occoquan and travel north on Rt. 123 approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto Hampton Road and drive 3 miles to the entrance on the left.
Great trail, but your map needs work. They have three trail on the main mountain bike trail they are green, blue and black. This is due to your skill level. Your Map should show the different trails. To do the Green and blue trail it is about 6 miles of hard riding.
This trail should be rated moderate to difficult. Fountainhead is a challenging trail set in the forest, with sometimes difficult markers to follow. The terrain is diverse. Sometimes easy to walk, with areas where one should follow caution and definitely keep eyes to the ground. This is the perfect trail to take if you are a beginning to intermediate hiker looking for a trail to test your agility. This was my very first hike, and probably not the best trail to kick off my tenure. I hit the wall at mile seven and had to be "guided back." Be sure to have a hearty breakfast before hiking here, bring PLENTY of water (preferably a camel pack), and make sure to take breaks. The trail can go up to 12 miles if you hike to the marina and back. Be sure to look for the blue markers as it is easy to get caught up in the forest foliage/fauna and lose site of markers. We've decided to come back in the fall and challenge ourselves by going the 12 miles. Have fun on it, but be prepared!