hiking

walking

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

hiking
15 days ago

This walk is wonderful on a beautiful day. As other reviewers have said, there is some information about the trail on signs. There is benches, grills, and a children's play area. Currently much of the area is under construction, but that doesn't prevent you from walking the trail.

The trail is short and wonderful for people with small children or the elderly. I took my dog to test out some of our hiking equipment. It was a wonderful walk.

Please note that there is a fee to park. I think it's about $4.

hiking
1 month ago

I liked it. It was an easy trail but not boring. I loved the whole park.

Made a nice loop with Bushy point Trail. The day was perfect for hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

I looped it with Powell Creek and loved it. The day was cool and nice. I thought it might rain but it never did.

Nice park with nice staff. I enjoyed the time here.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk in the woods. Seems like a lot of vertical for the location.

hiking
1 month ago

I agree with Shannon that it was a little boring compared to the other trails in the park.

Woods, water, history and watershed. This trail is more into education and less into history. I combined it with Bushy Point Trail for a nice loop.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice hike on a nice day. It was too cold for sitting, but perfect for hiking. I loved the bridges and the water views along the Potomac.

I loved the water views. All Virginia State Parks are nice and this one is no exception.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. A little nature, a little history and a mostly easy trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

Nice leisurely walk through the woods along the Potomac

hiking
4 months 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
6 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.