hiking

kid friendly

Leesylvania opened in 1992. In 1978, noted philanthropist Daniel Ludwig donated the land to the state for a park. A national historical society, the Society of Lees of Virginia, was instrumental in securing the donation. Locally the area is known as Freestone Point, referring to the sandstone early settlers took from the property for building. Henry Lee III (Light Horse Harry) was born here at what was then Leesylvania Plantation in Colonial America. This Revolutionary War hero would later father the Confederate General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame.

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

Nice leisurely walk through the woods along the Potomac

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for a jog/hike with my dog! The first part is pretty easy for a jog, but it started to get a little muddy (it was raining) so we just hiked. My dog loved it and the stops were really cool!

hiking
4 months ago

Loved the trail and especially nature and the bridges. We got off the trail accidentally after coming across the 3rd bridge so use the map to stay on track. There are numerous trails.

Very pretty to walk along the shoreline, the docks, foot bridges to watch the boats and those picnicking. Love anyplace that welcomes our walking our dogs. Interesting historic markers. Navy band and fireworks were a lovely surprise for our family entertainment. Sadly a bit of trash, but mostly clean.

Went with my 5 year old and he loved it, even though it was unplanned still had a great day

hiking
6 months ago

An easy mix of narrow and wide trail with pleasant rolling and steep points. We took the dogs and had a great time.

hiking
1 year ago

Good easy hike with my 4 year old grandson. Had a chance to stop and use my Jetboil minimo. Grandson loves eating mountain house Spaghetti and meatballs.

hiking
1 year ago

good trail if you have kids. otherwise it is boring trail but with interesting information along the trail. it has a playground for kids to play and amble picnic tables. excellent place to go in the spring.

hiking
3 years ago

Lees Woods Trail is a nice hike in the Leesylvania VA State Park. There are many historic marker for Gen. R.E. Lee's Boyhood home. The path has a few steep grades but over very nice.

Great for a day hike with the dog or family.

hiking
4 years ago

Not being from the area, the trail head was a bit challenging to find as we arrived from across the Potomac via zodiac tender. Luckily a park ranger directed us to the location at the North end of the upper parking lot. This is a great trail hike, full of history with good interpretive information along the way. We highly recommend this easy hike. Learn about Robert E. Lee's father's homestead. Good views of the Potomac.

walking
4 years ago

I walked the Bushey Point/Powell's Creek, starting from the Bushey Point trailhead and looping the Powell's Creek trail. Total distance of the two is about 3 miles. The trails are well maintained, easy to walk, and well marked. I had my two dogs with me on a sunny Saturday morning. There were a few other folks (runners and dog walkers) on the trail. NOTE: The trail is in Leesylvania State Park and access to the park is $5.00 per day or you can purchase a year long pass for $36.00.

Nice hike with views and history all in one.

This was an enjoyable hike that included some terrific Civil War ruins (cannon battery and home sites) to add an educational element. In addition, I saw an osprey, deer and foxes while on the hike. I will be back to Leesylvania State Park to hike more trails in the future.

5 stars for 2 homesite ruins and a civil war fort!