Fisherman's Trail

EASY 3 reviews
#10 of 11 trails in

Fisherman's Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Spotsylvania, VA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles 65 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips





wild flowers


Directions from Fredericksburg, VA: Lake Anna State Park is adjacent to Route 601 off Route 208, 25 miles southwest of Fredericksburg and 55 miles northwest of Richmond. From park entrance, follow signs to the Visitor Center. Trail begins behind the Center.

4 months ago

Great hike with wonderful lake view and access. Fished it numerous times without any great luck. Pretty easy with a few little rises. I either start the trail from the boat landing area of picnic area B.

1 year ago

Wanted to try this out based on the one posted 5 star review. We followed the directions per this app but could not find the trail head. Don't waste your time.

3 years ago

I don't give many fives but this trail is a five. Drive into the park and take every right you can take until you get to a parking lot and picnic area on the lake. Then go to the right end of the parking lot. To go around clockwise you start from just above the rest rooms. The trail climbs for a while, crossing the road you came in on. Except for the road crossing it is a beautiful wooded trail all the way up and all the way across to a point above the Visitors Center parking lot. At this point you have been headed along a beautiful wooded trail and you suddenly break out high above the parking lot and lake. The trail keeps to the right of the lot all the way down to the lake, then turns right into the woods. From there you will enjoy constant views of the lake for the remainder of the hike. We sat on a beautiful beach along the way.