Lake Anna Scenic Shoreline

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Lake Anna Scenic Shoreline is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Spotsylvania, VA that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

4.0 miles 54 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips





wild flowers


9 months ago

It was over a year ago, but I thought it was the visitor center and very much in the park. Maybe it was called something else. Anyway, Donna was right that there are many miles of trails in the park, so pick your hike from beautiful lakefront to uphill leg burners. I think this is one of the prettiest state parks in Virginia.

2 years ago

Please note this trail appears to be within the state park . There is a lake anna visitors center separate from the park, and there are no hiking trails there. We did hike about 4 miles of the trails in the state park. Very nice. There are plenty of trails there, and you can put together any hike length you want.

3 years ago

So much beautiful Lake Anna. From the Visitors Center parking lot start out either north or south along the shoreline for one mile, turn around, come back and go in the other direction for a mile. The south leg will take you to Railroad Ford which is no longer there but you will know it by the point. The trail makes almost a U turn and heads uphill. This beautiful trail takes in the scenic parts of Railroad Ford Trail, Scenic Pond Trail, Fishermans Trail and Sunset Trail. You are never more than a few feet from the lake.