Fountainhead Regional Park Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Fountainhead Regional Park Trail is a 8.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfax Station, VA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.6 miles 937 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

lake

washed out

25 days ago

Had a great time! Would be perfect for trail running.

1 month ago

Beautiful park and trails. walked the bull run trail. saw trail head for one of the other trails but not sure where to pick up and walk other trails.

3 months ago

Not that good anymore. it's been transformed into a "bike park". All machine built, no natural hand cut singletrack. Over ridden, many sections are rippled with stutter bumps. This once was a great place to ride, now it's only convenient.

mountain biking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful. Shady. Perfect.

mountain biking
7 months ago

My first bike ride in 8 years in this park. I am a beginner all over again and I will say Fountainhead was a experience that had me take my training wheels off my bike and get down on the terrain. I learned quickly to come prepared. Totally fun and worthwhile.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great park with lot to do

walking
8 months ago

Good for exploring. Watch out for bikers zooming by! :)

8 months ago

Great for mountain biking

trail running
9 months ago

We loved it!

hiking
11 months ago

Fun, it's got some tuff sections where the ascent & descents can be strenuous due to trail erosion...

hiking
11 months ago

It was great. Terrain changes a lot. Scenario does also changes as well. I like it a lot.

1 year ago

This is a fantastic running trail, with endless hills and technical trail. Races held here are routinely rated as some of the most challenging in VA

mountain biking
1 year ago

Exiting, tiring, I've enjoyed having a snack looking at the lake, mountains, I even took a small nap.

1 year ago

Beautiful day. Love the ups and downs of this hike. Well marked.

1 year ago

This could be a great trail if it was marked better and they had an easy bike trail. Mountain bike trails are for experienced bikers. Would be nice to have a family trail. Also-people at boat dock should have knowledge of trails. So, mountain bike trail area mapped great hiking trails are awful. P.s.-staff member told me a person got lost on trail the night before. Just down loaded trail app-see how that goes. Good luck.

hiking
1 year ago

Was at Fountainhead this weekend. Took a refresher of a Map&Compass class. We used some of the trails as our classroom. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day! And, the 'hiking only' trail took us out of reach of the mass of mountain bikers assembled for an annual event on the other trails! We only did a few miles on the hiking trail, and some time quite off the trail (yes, intentionally). Had a great time. Been 30 or so years since I have been in that park--have to get back there long before another 30 years are up.

hiking
1 year ago

Really enjoyed this quiet trail. Shaded with streams and a few steep hills. Trails are well marked.Only one out there this morning!