Cain H. on Government Island Trail
Great trail to just take for a nice easy walk.
My family just started our trail and hiking as a family adventure and we opted for this trail as #1.
i wanted something short and easy for the girls age 9 and 14 . Personally I am a hiker and love the more challenging routes however this location was the best choice. the girls loved the historic facts and scenery even in the cold lol.
it is a trail for all skill level. It was ideal traffic...we encountered a few dog owners and couple joggers and a few walkers. We will definitely bring our dogs there to check it out.
it is close 2 our home so definitely a place i will go there.
Took the kids (both 4) was fine for them. Paved path to wooden walkway over the marsh to the island loop. Kids had a blast and nice easy hike. Only con was that it was fairly crowded. You wont be alone out there. The Stafford county website has a map that shows the location of the quarries on the island (added as a Helpful Link)
Nice walk today--- being in the 60s in January... Level, you can see rocks where they quarried. for the Capitol building & all... views of river.... Ergets.. more of a walk than a HIKE... however noteworthy for a quick walk with babies ot dogs... 1.5 miles