Lake Fairfax Park Trail

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Lake Fairfax Park Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Reston, VA that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

12.7 miles 814 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly






mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



Lake Fairfax Park, located near Reston, Virginia, is primarily used for camping and mountain biking. Several miles of wooded trails in addition to the Colt's Neck loop, which passes through Lake Fairfax Park and continues on to the Fairfax CCT and W&OD trails.

1 month ago

Easy to get to with plenty of parking. It is a very small lake, but has a lot of trails that are well maintained. Summers are great with picnic tables and hammocks, but they are removed after summer. Many trails are very narrow making it difficult for bikers and walkers to share.

2 months ago

Great time and a great trail

2 months ago

great trail riding on a mountain bike needs more signs.

2 months ago

Decent walk, nothing difficult and kind of scenic.

2 months ago

7 months ago

This was ok, not much in terms of scenary, albeit it was an early spring day with leaves still on the ground. Trail is good for mountain bikes though, passed quite a few on the way. No trail markers, or at least couldn't see any, and visitor's center wasn't helpful past handing out a map. Once you find the trail though, it's pretty straight forward to follow it. Will likely return with a mountain bike.

cross country skiing
9 months ago

1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

Very nice trail that I run 2-3x a week. More mountain bikers than runners though. For every 10 mountain bikers I see, I see one runner. Everyone shares the trail and is very courteous. My Fitbit says I do an elevation of 400 feet or roughly 31 stairs climbed, so reasonable incline work is present on the trail. Many different paths can be chosen to mix up the experience.

2 years ago

Quick easy & nice fall colors.

4 years ago

It's a nice trail for jogging, running, and biking. The circuit I used to run on a regular basis begins near the campgrounds (just NW of the soccer fields), passes alongside the bridge, then the lake, continues through the woods across a small stream, and around the fields. The terrain is relatively flat with a rocky patch near the bridge and a few hills to the East.